You will still see Glenn Schlender around town in the Luxemburg-Casco community, but he plans on watching some of the initiatives he helped start from a distance. Schlender will wrap up his eight-year stint as Luxemburg-Casco School District Superintendent this week after announcing his intentions to retire this winter. It has been bittersweet for Schlender, who credits a leadership course he brought in for his staff members for not just making him a better superintendent, but also a better husband and father. He says there is a lot to be proud of during his stint as superintendent, whether you can see them from the road or not.
Jo-Ellen Fairbanks will take over for Schlender as superintendent next month. He is not the only local superintendent leaving their post at the end of this month. Gibraltar Superintendent Tina Van Meer announced her decision to retire last December after ten years on the job. The Gibraltar School Board picked Brett Strousland from the Germantown School District as their next superintendent in May. Algoma Superintendent Nick Cochart resigned from his position to make way for Jesse Brinkmann, formerly of Green Bay Area School District.