Former South Milwaukee Superintendent Selected as Greenfield's Interim
Former South Milwaukee superintendent David Ewald will lead Greenfield in the same capacity through the end of the school year.
The School District of Greenfield has turned to former South Milwaukee Superintendent David Ewald to lead the district on a temporary basis.
Ewald was chosen by the Greenfield School Board as the interim superintendent Monday. He will fill the role vacated by Conrad Farner, who resigned in January, and serve through the end of the school year.
"There are a number of things I’ll figure out almost immediately because they need to be addressed," said Ewald, whose first day is Tuesday. "But the big sense of leadership and so forth, about the district collectively and how it’s moving forward together, nothing can happen without the relationship between (the board) and myself. … I’d like to see what you want to accomplish over the next four months."
Ewald was the superintendent in South Milwaukee for 11 years before retiring at the end of the 2010 school year. Before that, he was superintendent of the School District of Denmark from 1988-99.
Most recently, he was an interim superintendent in Kewaskum for 2011-12.
Ewald is a member of the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators, the American Association of School Administrators and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
He was a recipient of the Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Education Award for exemplary contributions on behalf of children with exceptional needs.
The Institute for Wisconsin’s Future board member recently spoke out against Gov. Scott Walker’s newest public schools funding proposal.
The School Board will continue to accept applications until March 18 for the superintendent vacancy.