A familiar face will be seen in an unfamiliar role at Waupaca Middle School.
Carl Eggebrecht is replacing Ben Rayome, who resigned as principal of WMS effective Tuesday, Aug. 9.
“Ben had the opportunity to advance his career,” District Administrator Greg Nyen said, noting that Rayome had accepted a position as school district administrator in Tigerton.
Eggebrecht has more than 30 years of experience with the Waupaca School District.
Most recently, he has served as one of two principals at Waupaca High School, as well s the athletic director.
Eggebrecht received his teaching certification from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and his master’s degree in educational
administration from the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
“The middle school leadership position is, like all leadership positions, critical in its own right,” Nyen said in an Aug. 11 letter to parents. “Fortunately, we have a number of qualified and experienced administrators in this district who stepped forward ready to be part of the solution.”
Nyen said there will be adminstrative structural changes at both WHS and WMS.
At the high school, the dean of students position will be eliminated, Rob Becker will be the high school’s sole principal and an interim assistant principal will be appointed.
At the middle school, the dean of students position will also be eliminated and an interim assistant principal will be appointed.
Both assistant principal positions will be posted in February 2017 and candidates will be interviewed.
Nyen said the school district will realize cost savings with the administrative reorganization.