Southern Door School District School Board President Penny Price announced on Tuesday that Christopher Peterson will be the new District Administrator of the Southern Door School District, beginning July 1st. The appointment is contingent upon finalization of contract details and the transition from his current role. The search has been underway since current District Administrator Patricia Vickman announced her retirement in January. The search process involved highly qualified candidates and an extensive interview process, which involved meeting with an advisory stakeholder panel and interviews with the Board of Education.
Peterson brings a wealth of experience, having spent the last twelve years as the Howards Grove School District Superintendent. Price says that was a big factor in him being selected
Before that, Peterson began his career in education in 1995 as a third-grade classroom teacher and assistant football and softball coach in the Little Chute Area School District. Peterson has also been a principal at the districts of Wausaukee, Kimberly, and Manitowoc where he was also the district’s summer school coordinator. Peterson attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he earned his Bachelor’s degree. His Masters of Education Leadership degree is from Marian University and his superintendent certification is from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.