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Janesville teacher in line for combined position

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FRANK J. SCHULTZ
May 20, 2011
— Superintendent Karen Schulte has chosen the person who will represent the district to the public while also expanding the use of new technologies in the classroom.

The Janesville School Board will be asked to approve the recommendation at its meeting Tuesday.


Brett Berg, a technology teacher at Edison and Franklin middle schools for the past eight years, would become the “coordinator of curriculum and instruction and public information.”


Berg would replace two people who are retiring June 30: Kathy Boguszewski, coordinator of technology and library media, and Sheryl Miller, public information specialist.


The savings from combining the two positions would exceed $100,000, according to a district news release.


Schulte said Berg would be in charge of internal and external communications while overseeing librarians and another new position, “technology innovators.”


Berg would work to make sure that all schools expand the use of digital technology teaching tools and the teaching of 21st century technology skills, Schulte said.


Berg holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations and a master’s degree in business education, both from UW-Whitewater. He earned certification as director of instruction and K-12 principal through Cardinal Stritch University.


Schulte said in the news release that “Mr. Berg’s unique preparation in communications, public relations, business, technology education and school leadership make him the ideal candidate to fill this newly created hybrid position.”


Eighteen people applied for the job, and two met the requirements for the position, according to the news release. Both were interviewed.


If approved, Berg would begin work July 1 and be paid $72,000 a year.



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