The Stoughton Area School District Board of Education announces its superintendent search is down to one candidate after hosting its first round of interviews on April 26 and 28. After a rigorous search process, one candidate was deemed to meet the Board’s high standards and robust candidate profile. Read more on our Community Input - Superintendent Search webpage.
Stoughton, WI – The Stoughton Area School District Board of Education announces its superintendent search is down to one candidate after hosting its first round of interviews on April 26 and 28. After a rigorous search process, one candidate was deemed to meet the Board’s high standards and robust candidate profile.
The Board will host final interviews for a single finalist, Dr. Daniel Keyser, next Friday, May 6, which will include district tours and meeting with key stakeholders and staff.
After meeting with Dr. Keyser, the Board will determine whether he is the right person and the best fit for our district for the long-term. If Keyser is not selected, the Board intends to start a new search in the fall with plans to appoint an interim superintendent for the start of the 2022-23 school year.
Board president Frank Sullivan noted, “This is a big deal and a big decision. We know what we want and are not willing to compromise our vision for the leadership of this district."
The Board of Education has involved the community in the search process through a community-wide survey and 10 stakeholder meetings, including several general sessions. From community involvement, the Board developed a candidate profile, and advertising was placed in national and local venues with the hope of generating a diverse pool of candidates.
The community is invited to visit our website to learn more about the comprehensive search process.
About Dr. Daniel Keyser:
Dr. Dan Keyser is completing his 24th year in education as the superintendent of the School District of Beloit.
Prior to his current role, Keyser has served as the interim superintendent in Beloit; director of Secondary Teaching and Learning in the School District of Waukesha; director of Advanced Learning in the Madison Metropolitan School District; director of Curriculum and Instruction for the School District of Monroe; and an assistant principal at Parker High School in Janesville.
Keyser cites that he is “excited about the opportunities Stoughton and the Stoughton Area School District have in front of them” and building upon the success of our state report cards in which every school met or exceeded expectations.
Additionally, he says “the community's continued support of the district helps to maintain and expand facilities and resources for our next generation of leaders.”
View Dr. Keyser’s resume here.
“Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is about honoring individuals lived experiences and providing support while removing barriers to success, and ensuring that each and everyone belongs. Equity work is both individualized work and a collective commitment by the organization.
In my current role, we have worked on addressing equity through individual conversations in the district and out in the community, the E(Q)quality Committee, Building Equity Teams, and coaching at the district and building levels. This has led to conversations about race and DEI within the district as well as out in the community with community groups.
Through conversation and action, we can dismantle systems that hold some individuals back and creates a space to reimagine a district that serves each and every student.
In addition to our work in Beloit, I also serve as a leader in the Closing the Achievement Gap Consortium (CAGC) as the Coordinator of Grants/Fundraising. The organization is comprised of over 30 districts committed to focusing on creating greater equity in their schools.”