Charles Purcell, the current superintendent (District Administrator) of the Lodi School District, is retiring at the end of the current school year. The School Board has started the process by enlisting the help of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB), and posting an online survey to gauge community opinion.
The survey, which is now closed, asked a simple series of questions regarding what priorities the superintendent have, what style of management would be best, and so forth. The district has not, as yet, released any preliminary numbers regarding the number of responses.
A PDF document linked from the Lodi School District site, officially lists the vacancy and how to apply. According to the document, all applications must be submitted online through the WASB portal. It is unclear from the wording on the document whether the WASB will be pre-screening the applicants for the school district, or if they are simply allowing the district to use their portal.
The new superintendent will oversee 6 administrators, 5 directors, 131 teachers, and 94 support staff in a district with an annual operating budget of $19 million.
A Lodi native, Blaze attended the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay where he graduated with a degree in theatre technology & design. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world–including a 6-year stint in China. He has been a teacher, a writer, a designer, and is the founder of the Redleaf Consulting Group.