G-E-T superintendent a finalist for La Crosse job

Aaron Engel

Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau superintendent Aaron Engel may soon be leaving for a job in a larger district.

The School District of La Crosse announced Engel as one of three finalists for its superintendent vacancy last week. He will interview against Stacey Everson, director of secondary education for the School District of La Crosse, and Rainey Briggs, director of elementary education at the Middleton-Cross Plaines Area School District in Middleton. 

Engel has been G-E-T’s superintendent for five years after he was hired in March, 2015. Engel previously served as a middle and high school principal at the Auburndale School District. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a Bachelor of Science Degree followed by his Master of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin–Superior. Engel earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Interviews are scheduled to be conducted this week. Numerous stakeholder groups will have the opportunity to meet the final candidates and submit input to the board about each of them.

The School District of La Crosse retained the services of McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C. to assist in conducting their search. The consultants reviewed, screened, and conducted extensive background checks on 26 applicants. On Feb. 13, the consultants presented the applicants to the board of education and provided them detailed background information on each applicant. A final selection of the new superintendent will be made by the end of March.



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