FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2020
School District of Sheboygan Falls
Announces its Superintendent Selection
The School District of Sheboygan Falls Board of Education unanimously selected Sarah Annalee Bennin as the new superintendent of Schools, effective July 1, 2020.
Bennin is currently the assistant superintendent at Oak Creek-Franklin School District, a position she has held since July 2019. Additionally, she served as a director of curriculum and assessment, principal, and assistant principal in Oak Creek-Franklin since beginning in the district in 2010.
Bennin began her career as a teacher and then lead teacher in Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School District in 2002.
The search for Sheboygan Falls’ new superintendent of schools began in November 2019. There were 26 applicants for the position, and the search firm McPherson & Jacobson L.L.C. assisted the Board in selecting seven for semi-finalist interviews. The Board and stakeholder groups interviewed two finalists for the position during the week of March 9, 2020.
School Board President John Mauer stated that the board was pleased to find a candidate with a strong background that matched the desired traits as outlined by the stakeholder groups used during the process.
“Mrs. Bennin will be a great fit to our school community and has a strong desire to support the Universal Design for Learning efforts that have already been gaining statewide attention. We believe she will be a leader who appreciates the progress we’ve made and who aspires to advance our school district as we continue to learn and grow together,” said Mauer.
Her objective in starting in the district is to, “build human capacity, whether it is in building teacher leaders, developing professional development, or meeting with families to learn more about how we can best serve them in the school district.”
Part of her entry plan into Sheboygan Falls involves sitting down with at least 100 stakeholders in the first 100 days.
“The District’s commitments are: We are a community. We are professionals.
We innovate. We support the whole student. I could not be more committed to those words,” stated Bennin.
Bennin has a bachelor's degree from St. Norbert College in DePere and a masters degree in Educational Leadership from Marian University in Fond du Lac. She plans to finish her doctorate work at Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee in 2021.