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Two principal replacements named in Janesville

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FRANK J. SCHULTZ
June 6, 2009
— Superintendent Karen Schulte went in-house to fill two principal posts. She is recommending Janesville schoolteachers Kurt Krueger and Veronica McMahon become principals starting July 1.

McMahon is recommended for the Madison Elementary School principalship. She would replace Principal Susan Masterson, who is retiring.


Krueger is recommended for the position of principal of both Jefferson Elementary School and the Janesville Virtual Academy.


Krueger would replace Jefferson Elementary School principal Alice Wilkens Mann, who retires June 30. He also would take over the virtual school leadership duties from Donna Behn, director of curriculum and instruction. The academy is based at Jefferson School.


The school board will consider appointing Krueger and McMahon at its meeting Tuesday night.


McMahon worked in Milwaukee schools for six years before being hired as a learning-support teacher in the Janesville district in 1995. She has worked at Madison, Wilson and Roosevelt elementary schools.


McMahon earned a master's degree in reading from UW-Whitewater in 1993.


McMahon was chosen from a pool of 63 applicants. Finalists also included Lisa Peterson, assistant principal at Franklin Middle School.


Krueger has worked in the district since 1994. He was an elementary physical education teacher for six years and then a health teacher at Franklin Middle School. Since 2005, he has been a learning-support teacher at Franklin.


Krueger holds a master's degree in educational leadership from Cardinal Stritch University.


Krueger was chosen from a pool of 71 applicants. Other finalists included Stacey Kelley, an elementary principal in East Troy.


Both Krueger's and McMahon's recommended annual salaries are $87,994.


Schulte still has three administrative openings to consider. Candidates for a district chief financial officer are scheduled for interviews later this month. That person would replace Business Services Director Doug Bunton, who is retiring.


Schulte also must decide what to do about the position of director of human services. It was revealed Thursday that Steve Salerno is leaving the district to take a similar job in La Crosse.


Schulte also needs to replace retiring Roosevelt School Principal Lynn Karges.



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