Brodhead School Board names Lueck superintendent

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staff, Gazette
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

— In its search for a new superintendent, the Brodhead School Board advertised across the state.

It turns out the district didn’t need to look beyond its borders.

The school board announced Monday that Brodhead High School Principal Leonard Lueck has been hired to lead the district as its next superintendent.

Lueck has been principal at the high school for eight years and will take over July 1 for Superintendent Chuck Deery, who is retiring.

He was approved in a unanimous vote at Monday’s school board meeting.

Lueck will bring extensive local experience to the position, Deery said.

“The board has seen the leadership skills he’s already demonstrated,” Deery said. “He has a very good firsthand knowledge of where the district’s at and where it’s headed.”

The search for a new superintendent began with 20 applicants from around Wisconsin, from which a field of four candidates was chosen, according to a news release.

Each of those candidates then went through three interviews last week with committees focusing on different aspects of the position: Finance, instruction and community relations, Deery said.

The committees were made up of board members, administrative officials, teacher and support staff representatives and community members, according to the release. Deery said he did not take part in the search process.

Committee members came away impressed with Lueck, Board President Teresa Earleywine said. They saw him as a strong leader who staff can trust and who people in the community can go to with a concern, she said.

Earleywine declined to say what Lueck’s salary would be.

Because Lueck is already in the district and familiar with its administration, Earleywine said she expected a smooth transition between superintendents.

“He can pretty much hit the ground running,” she said.

Last updated: 8:16 am Monday, April 29, 2013

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