Randy Nelson is new La Crosse school superintendent

LA CROSSE, Wis. — The La Crosse School District is hiring its new leader from
within.

Randy Nelson, the current La Crosse associate superintendent of instruction, will be
the new superintendent of schools effective July 1.

Nelson will take over for Jerry Kember, who is retiring June 30.

Nelson is currently responsible for all instructional programs in the District, which includes supervision and
coordination of curriculum, student services, special education, federal programs, District LMC program, English
Language Learners program (ELL), staff development, site plans, school profiles, Charter schools, and federal
grants.

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LA CROSSE, Wis. — After several months of searching, the La Crosse School Board has selected the next
superintendent for the district.

The announcement will be made at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

Steve Salerno, associate superintendent of human services with the La Crosse School District, tells News 8 the
school board started the process of selecting a new superintendent immediately after current Superintendent Jerry
Kember announced his retirement in January. Kember will retire June 30.

Salerno says the finalists for the job are Randy Nelson, associate superintendent of instruction for the La Crosse
School District, and Brad Saron, district administrator for the Cashton School District.

Salerno says the district received nine applications for the position, and narrowed their search through interviews
with the school board.