Another principal leaving Janesville School District

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
— Another Janesville principal will not be returning in September.

The district announced Monday that Van Buren Elementary School Principal Kori Hartman has resigned, effective at the end of this school year.

Hartman will be become principal of Swanson Elementary School, part of the Elmbrook School District in Brookfield, according to a news release.

This brings to five the number of Janesville School District elementary school principals who have announced retirements or resignations at year's end. The district has 12 elementary schools.

How many principals will be replaced remains to be seen. Superintendent Karen Schulte has talked about one principal covering two elementary schools as part of her list of budget-balancing ideas.

The district also is losing Parker High School Principal Steve Schroeder to retirement.

Hartman was named district Administrator of the Year last year. She has been with the district 23 years, 14 of those as a first-grade teacher at Monroe School. She was appointed principal of Van Buren School in 2007.

The news release quotes Hartman thanking staff, students and families she has worked with as well as district officials

"I will take countless treasured memories with me as I continue my career journey in Brookfield," she is quoted as saying.

Schulte said in the news release that Hartman has been "a wonderful asset" to the district and that she will be missed.

Last updated: 5:03 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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