Nyen starts new position on July 1
By Robert Cloud
The Waupaca School Board selected Greg Nyen as the new district administrator.
For the past nine years, Nyen has been director of student services for the Stevens Point Area Public School District.
“I originally trained as a school psychologist,” Nyen told the Waupaca County Post.
He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and English.
In 1998, Nyen earned a master’s degree in school psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Nyen began his professional career as a staff psychologist with the Northern Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled in 1996.
In 1998, he began working as a school psychologist first with the district of Gilmanton, then Gilman, Glenwood City, Holmen and Phillips.
While working in Phillips in 2005-07, Nyen made the transition from school psychologist to director of pupil services. He completed the educational administration certification program at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona in 2007.
Nyen is currently a doctoral student in educational leadership at Edgewood College in Madison.
His dissertation will be on school board hiring practices for superintendents.
As director of student services in Stevens Point, Nyen was responsible for the coordination of the district’s special education services, nursing, school counseling, school social work services and district security. He was also the disciplinary appeal officer.
Nyen, who lives in Amherst Junction, said he was interested in the position opening in Waupaca because he wanted to work in and be a part of a positive school environment.
He noted that the Waupaca School Board has been a good steward of the district’s resources and revenues.
Nyen said he looks forward to serving the community as the school district administrator.