Departing Madison Wis. Superintendent Looks Back and Forward

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Monday, July 9, 2012

The last day for Madison schools superintendent Dan Nerad will be July 27. Nerad, who led the Madison Metropolitan School District for four years, will be replaced by newly appointed interim superintendent Jane Belmore.

In March, Nerad submitted his resignation to the school board and was subsequently offered the job of schools superintendent in Birmingham, Michigan. He will start there in August.

Isthmus recently sat down with Nerad to discuss his tenure in Madison and his new post.

Isthmus: What were some of the factors that went into your decision to ask the school board to terminate your contract by August 1?

Nerad: We had been in a discussion for several months about my leaving the district, so that is not a brand new thing. But, I have an opportunity to continue this work in another school district in Michigan, and that's really what drove the more immediate consideration about leaving at this point in time.

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