Jeridon Clark has been named the Cedarburg School District’s next superintendent, according to a news release from the district.
The School Board is expected to approve Clark’s contract at a special meeting March 28.
Clark, who is currently the Mequon-Thiensville School District’s assistant superintendent of educational services, was one of two finalists for the position. The other finalist was Vicki King, the director of assessment and accountability in the Big Hollow School District 38 in Lake County, Illinois.
Clark said he was honored to have been selected as the district’s next superintendent.
“Cedarburg is an outstanding community and district, and I really do cherish the opportunity to be able to work with the Cedarburg team to continue moving the district forward as we support the learning of each student in the Cedarburg School District,” Clark said in a phone interview March 23.
Clark will replace current Superintendent Todd Bugnacki, who announced in November that he will retire at the end of the 2021-22 school year.
Clark was also recently a finalist for the Oconomowoc Area School District superintendent role, but that job went to Michael Sereno, assistant superintendent of teaching and learning for the Elmbrook School District.
Clark has more than 25 years of experience in public education. He has served in several leadership roles since 2011 in the Mequon-Thiensville School District, including as its director of information and technology, executive director of organizational alignment and for the last four years in his current role.
Clark was also a teacher and administrator in New Berlin and Mequon, according to the district’s news release.
If approved, Clark will work with the Cedarburg School Board and the district’s administrative team “to develop the relationships, systems, standards, and experiences that will allow all students, staff, and administrators to realize their greatest potential and ensure that the Cedarburg School District continues to flourish as a high performing district,” the release said.
Clark has taken leadership training through numerous programs.
Clark has provided leadership on effective uses of data, how to implement high-quality instructional practices and capacity building for district and building-level instructional specialists. He has also helped “to establish district goals, develop action plans, train building leadership teams, and make budgetary, hiring, and program decisions,” the district said in its news release.
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