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Wausau names superintendent candidates


WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) – The Wausau school board has named five candidates it is considering as its next superintendent.

All five candidates are from the Upper Midwest. Three are from Wisconsin, one is from Michigan and the other is from Illinois.

They are:

Mr. James Feil – Former Superintendent, Traverse City Area Public Schools in MI

Mr. Joe Garza – Assistant Superintendent, School District of New Berlin in WI

Dr. Steve Patz – Superintendent, Franklin Public Schools in WI

Dr. Michael Richie – Superintendent, Northland Pines School District in WI

Dr. Kathleen Williams – Former Superintendent, East Maine School District #63 in IL

The board will interview the five in closed session on Wednesday and Thursday, then decide which ones will advance to a second round of interviews.

Board members hope to name a new superintendent August 9th. Whoever the board chooses will replace Steve Murley, who began as the superintendent in Iowa City, Iowa, on July 1st.