NEW INFORMATION: Saron chosen as next Chippewa Falls School District Administrator

By: Jenny You and WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: Jenny You and WEAU 13 News Staff Email

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (CHIPPEWA FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS RELEASE) - The Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District School Board President, Jim Dimock, announced today that the school board has approved the selection of Dr. Brad Saron for the position of District Administrator. Dr. Saron was selected from a field of 22 qualified individuals.

Dr. Saron is currently the superintendent of the Cashton, Wisconsin, School District. “Brad is a perfect combination of a highly effective educational leader and a strong collaborator with community constituents.” Dimock said.

Dr. Saron’s contract with the Chippewa Falls Area Unified Schools will begin on July, 1, 2013. He will be officially introduced to the district and community at the March 21st board of education meeting, at 7:00 p.m.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) – The Chippewa Falls School District has narrowed down the top two finalists for superintendent and during a public forum, the community had the chance to ask some tough questions.

On Monday night, Dr. Brad Saron, the district administrator of Cashton School District, answered some of those questions, many of them regarding what he would do if he got the job.

Saron said he’s ready to take on challenges like capacity issues. That’s a problem he’s dealt with in Cashton. He said he would make sure the public is visible and show that they have the power to come up with a solution.

Another concern was the size of the school district Saron comes from. Cashton has around 600 students while Chippewa Falls has more than 5,000.

Saron said he feels his qualifications will help meet the needs of the district.

“In serving Cashton public schools, what it's done is given me just the chance to understand full school operations from school nutrition to transportation to human resources to curriculum development to implement the vision and purpose of the school district,” said Saron.

He also said his experience goes beyond the public school. He’s been involved in statewide committees, taught as a professor at Viterbo University in the subject of superintendency and technology and served as director for statewide programs to help administrators better understand technology.

“I think all of those qualities paint a picture as how I would serve Chippewa Falls,” said Saron.

Saron and his wife also have four children and his three oldest children would go to school in the district.

He said he can already tell the community is supportive and one that he’d like to raise his kids in.

Earlier in the day, Saron interviewed with the school board and toured the facilities and the community.

On Wednesday, the community will also get a chance to do the same question-and-answer forum with finalist Dr. Roger Rindo with the Tomahawk School District.

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