School District of La Crosse announces three superintendent finalists

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)– The School District of La Crosse Board of Education has selected three finalists to interview for the superintendent vacancy. Randy Nelson, the current superintendent, announced his retirement in late October 2019.

The three finalists to interview for the position are Stacey Everson, Dr. Rainey Briggs and Dr. Aaron Engel, according to a press release.

Stacey Everson is the director of secondary education for the School District of La Crosse. For ten years, Everson previously served as the principal of Menomonie Middle School for the School District of Menomonie Area. She has almost 25 years of education experience with 17 of those years working as an administrator. Everson graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She earned her Master of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin – Stout.

Dr. Rainey Briggs is the director of elementary education at Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District in Middleton, Wisconsin. Dr. Briggs previously served as an elementary school principal in the Sun Prairie Area School District and the Madison Metropolitan School District and as an assistant high school principal in Sun Prairie. Dr. Briggs graduated from Minnesota State University – Mankato with a Bachelor of Science Degree followed by his Master of Science Degree from Viterbo University. Dr. Briggs earned his Ph.D. from Edgewood College.

Dr. Aaron Engel is the superintendent at Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District in Galesville, Wisconsin. Dr. Engel previously served as a middle and high school principal at the Auburndale School District in Auburndale, Wisconsin. Dr. Engel graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a Bachelor of Science Degree followed by his Master of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin – Superior. Dr. Engel earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Interviews will be conducted on March 2, 3 and 4. Various stakeholders will have the opportunity to meet the candidates and submit input to the board about each of them.

McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C. is assisting the district in the search for a superintendent. The districts said the consultants reviewed, screened, and conducted extensive background checks on twenty-six applicants.

A final selection is expected to be made by the end of March.

Nelson’s last day will be June 30, 2020.

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