Superintendent, Dr. Lynn Brown, will be on an extended medical leave of absence until at least January 6, 2020. The School Board met to discuss options on how to move forward during Dr. Brown’s absence. After strategic discussion, the Board came to a decision and the temporary position was accepted late Monday afternoon. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Rob Abbott will serve as our Interim-Superintendent starting immediately until at least January 6, 2020.
“We are confident that Dr. Abbott will continue to uphold the strategic plan, bold steps, and mission of the Fort Atkinson School District during Dr. Brown’s absence.” Stated Mark Chaney, School Board President.
Dr. Abbott has a total of 23 years of experience with the School District of Fort Atkinson. He began his career with the district serving as Assistant Principal at the Middle School for 3 years and is currently in his 20th year as Principal. Dr. Abbott has been involved with district-wide initiatives set in motion by the school district’s strategic plan and holds a superintendent license.
“I am humbled to have been asked and privileged to serve the school district as interim-superintendent. This is an important year for the School District of Fort Atkinson, with a number of big initiatives charting the future of our District as we strive to achieve our mission. I am anxious to roll up my sleeves and get to work as we strive to improve the most important thing we do- teaching and learning.” Commented Dr. Rob Abbott.
Dr. Abbott will work with his middle school team to ensure a smooth temporary transition.
We wish Dr. Brown well and we look forward to her return.