On Monday, October 28, the Whitewater Unified School District unanimously approved Dr. Jim Shaw as the District Administrator for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
The Whitewater Unified School District School Board held interviews with candidates and was impressed by Dr. Shaw’s extensive experience, commitment to public education and proven track record of strong leadership. After Dr. Shaw’s appointment was approved he said, “I am honored to serve the Whitewater Unified School District and community.”
Dr. Jim Shaw is the former Superintendent of the Menomonee Falls and Racine Unified School Districts. He also served as Clinical Professor and Director of the Wisconsin Idea Executive PhD program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He started his career as a social studies teacher. He is also a school psychologist, and worked as director of pupil services, director of curriculum and instruction, and school business manager in the Kettle Moraine School District. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University, a master’s degree from UW-Milwaukee and a PhD from UW-Madison.
Dr. Shaw is a former Wisconsin Superintendent of the Year, and was recognized by the Wisconsin and National Education Associations, the Public Policy Forum in Milwaukee, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison for his leadership and contributions to public education.
Casey Judd, Whitewater Unified School District School Board President, said, “We are excited to have Dr. Shaw lead our District for this school year. I hope our staff, teachers, parents, and the broader community will join me in welcoming Dr. Shaw to our exceptional school district.”
Dr. Shaw’s first day as District Administrator is Tuesday, October 29. There will be an event held in the coming weeks where all staff, parents and community members will be invited to meet him.
Judd indicated, “The School Board will conduct a full search for a permanent District Administrator to lead our District as we work to fulfill our mission of inspiring and empowering students to achieve excellence in a safe, innovative and educational environment.”