In a release from the Muskego-Norway School District, incoming superintendent Dr. Kelly Thompson has recommended the assistant superintendent position be filled by Dr. Dennis Bussen, who is currently the principal at Muskego High School. The appointment would be effective July 1, 2012.
"Dr. Bussen has served the district remarkably well during his 11 years as Muskego High School Principal and is very deserving of this promotion," Thompson said in the release. "Dr. Bussen is an exceptionally dedicated learning leader, who through his deliberate efforts has led the high school to achieve high marks in many areas of education including academics, fine arts, co-curricular activities and athletics. His commitment to high standards for students and staff will serve our district well in his new role."
The move will leave a new set of shoes to fill in the district's recent moves at the helm, with current superintendent Dr. Joe Schroeder leaving in July for a position with the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators, and Thompson earning the superintendent's position a couple of weeks ago.
Thompson said, "we are now in a position to pursue, in a timely manner, a new high school principal who can support the district's journey toward excellence."
Bussen said he was "very thankful for the opportunity to continue to serve the students, parents, community and staff of the Muskego-Norway School District in this new role. I hope to continue to help every student to learn, grow and succeed from a district-level perspective in the role of Assistant Superintendent."