School board selects interim superintendent
By Erik Buchinger
David Dyb was approved to be the Clintonville Public Schools interim superintendent during the school board’s special meeting on Monday, Aug. 21.
“I’m looking forward to buying in to the wonderful things that are going on in this school and this community,” Dyb said. “I hope to build upon those great things and toward a vision of what the board wants to be for the preferred future.”
Dyb said he brings 25 years of experience to the position in various administrative roles.
Most recently, Dyb was the district administrator at the Iola-Scandinavia School District for four years before resigning in June.
Dyb said he was proud that he was able to pass referendums at his previous job last November.
“I’m most proud of leading the school and the community through a strategic planning process that redefined their mission, vision and goals, which I think helped lead to a successful passing of their referendums in November,” Dyb said.
Before Iola-Scandinavia, Dyb served as a middle school principal in Lodi for eight years and was a middle school and high school principal in Markesan. He began his career in 1992 as a geography teacher.
Dyb received his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and doctorate from Edgewood College in 2011.
Dyb still lives in Scandinavia.
“Being from the area, I thought it would be an exciting opportunity to come over and be an attentive listener to the needs of the school board and the community,” Dyb said. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity.”
Dyb was among 15 applicants that were vying for the interim position, which will last until the end of the academic year on June 30, 2018.
When asked whether he hopes to become the permanent superintendent, Dyb said, “I’ll do what the board asks me to do, and we’ll see where the future takes us.”
Interviews were conducted on Tuesday, Aug. 15 by a committee that included a mix of administrative office staff, building administrators and members of the board of education.
David Honish and Aly Tress from Cooperative Education Service Agency (CESA) 8 helped facilitate the process.
Dyb said he is excited to get started.
“I’m looking forward to sitting down with the board and hearing what their goals are and how we can work together to build that for the future,” Dyb said.