G-E-T Supt. Aaron Engel picked to head La Crosse School District

1 of 3 finalists for post, Engel to replace retiring Randy Nelson
Dr. Aaron Engel
Aaron Engel, who was G-E-T superintendent since 2015, will become the La Crosse School District's top administrator on June 30.

LA CROSSE, Wis.,​ (WKBT) – Arron Engel, superintendent at Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District in Galesville, Wis., has been named the next superintendent of the La Crosse School District, according to a news release today.

The school board made the final selection today of Engel, who will replace the Superintendent Randy Nelson on June 30. Nelson is retiring at the end of this school year after almost 40 years in education.

Engel, who was one of three finalists for the post, became the G-E-T district’s top administrator in 2015.

“One of the best parts of my job as a superintendent is the opportunity to work with diverse groups of individuals to accomplish change that positively benefits our students, teachers, and our community,” said Engel, who also is an Army officer in the Medical Service Corps of the Wisconsin Army National Guard.

“Equity is foundational to a successful educational system that supports democracy, and I am committed to making this a reality in public education,” Engel said.

Engel, who previously was a middle and high school principal at the Auburndale (Wis.) School District, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s of science degree and a Master’s from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He also has a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

After the La Crosse board selected Engel, board President Laurie Cooper-Stoll said, “Our search was guided by an unprecedented level of community input. This input helped shape the leadership profile that served as the board’s guide.”