The DeForest Area School District is pleased to announce the finalist candidates for the Superintendent vacancy: Susan Borden and Wayne Anderson.
Susan Borden is currently in her third year as superintendent of the Germantown Public Schools. Germantown has a student population of 3,900, a staff population of 435 and 6 school facilities. Susan started her career teaching high school English in Matsudo Kokusai, Japan and also taught English at Franklin High School. For 11 years she served as a high school associate principal in Franklin and elementary principal in Muskego, Wisconsin. Susan was awarded her doctoral degree from the UW-Madison in the area of Educational Leadership.
Wayne Anderson is serving in his 19th year as Superintendent of the Mount Horeb Area School District. Mount Horeb has a student population of 2,300, a staff population of 275 and 5 school facilities. Wayne started his career as a middle and high school English teacher in Barneveld. For five years, Wayne served as an Assistant Principal, Principal and Assistant Superintendent in the Reedsburg School District. Wayne was awarded his doctoral degree from the UW-Madison in the area of Educational Administration.
The board of education would like to thank the staff and community for their input in creating a profile of criteria used to evaluate each candidate. The identified criteria included K-12 school administrative experience, leadership style, inspires trust, collaborative, creative problem solver, visionary, strategic planning experience, instructional leadership and effective communicator. A team of 34 staff, administrators, board of education members, and community members interviewed six potential candidates, providing the board of education with input that helped them select these final two candidates for consideration.
Community members are invited to meet our two finalist candidates at a public forum on Tuesday, February 12, 6:00-7:00 pm at Comfort Inn & Suites. While only the Board of Education can vote to name the new superintendent, staff and community input is important. A form will be provided at the forum for individuals to submit questions and provide feedback.