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Two school officials up for Holmen post

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Gazette Staff
April 9, 2008

Two local school administrators are among four finalists to be superintendent of the Holmen School District in western Wisconsin.


They are Dale Carlson, principal of Janesville Parker High School, and Leslie Steinhaus, superintendent of the Whitewater School District.


Carlson was not available for comment this morning, but Steve Johnson, director of human and administrative resources, confirmed that Carlson is a finalist for the Holmen job.


“I’m really excited about being one of the finalists,” Steinhaus said this morning.


“It’s an opportunity for me to grow professionally,” Steinhaus added. “Holmen is a terrific school district with a very supportive community, great leadership, great staff. I just see it as a wonderful opportunity for myself.”


Steinhaus has been Whitewater superintendent since 2002. Carlson was named Parker principal in 1999.


Holmen is a city of about 7,500, located about 5 miles north of La Crosse. The Holmen School District had a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade enrollment of 3,391 in 2006-07, according to the Department of Public Instruction.


The finalists were to meet the public at separate forums scheduled for this evening, the La Crosse Tribune reported.


Holmen was the 64th largest school district in the state, according to rankings compiled in 2000 by the DPI. Janesville was ninth, and Whitewater was the 100th largest.



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