Monona Grove Superintendent Moves on

Karyn Seamann:

Gary Schumacher’s future is as wide open as the no-walls classrooms he taught in 30 years ago.
His “new adventure” might involve teaching at the college level, which he has dabbled in, or a job in the private sector.
It will likely be somewhere warm.
“I’ve gotten less tolerant of Wisconsin winters,” said Schumacher, who announced last week he would leave his post as Monona Grove superintendent on June 30, with some ideas but no specific plan for what comes next.
Schumacher has been superintendent of Monona Grove since 2000.
“There have been challenging times here, no doubt, but this has been a great experience. It’s just time to move on,” he said.
School Board President John Kitslaar said the search for a replacement will begin in October. The first step, he said, will be deciding whether to hire a consultant to oversee the process or to handle it in-house.