Friday, December 4, 2015

Director of Administrative and Human Services Announces Retirement

Dr. Stephen Sperry, Director of Administrative and Human Services has announced his retirement at the end of the 2015-2016 school year.
Dr. Sperry has been employed with the School District of Janesville for the last 30 years.  Stephen Sperry received a B.S. Degree in Industrial Education from UW-Stout in 1981; a Degree in Special Education-Emotional Disturbance from UW-Whitewater in 1994; an M.S. Degree in Educational Administration from UW-Madison in 1999.  Dr. Sperry received his Doctorate in Educational Administration from Edgewood College in 2006.
Prior to working for the School District of Janesville, Dr. Sperry worked as an Industrial Education teacher for four years (1981-1985) at the Wisconsin School for the Visually Impaired.  Steve was hired at Parker High School in 1985 and worked in the following positions:  Industrial Education Teacher (1985 – 1989); Special Education Teacher (1989 – 1999) and Assistant Principal (1999 – 2004).  He was hired as the Principal of Edison Middle School and served in that position from 2004 to 2009.  In 2009, he was hired as the Director of Administrative and Human Services where he serves until his retirement in June, 2016.
Dr. Sperry commented, “What I have been afforded over 35 years as a public educator has gone far beyond my imagination.  I have been able to work with individuals of the highest caliber on behalf of educating each and every child.  The relationships I have had with employees, students and community members will be carried with me forever.”
Dr. Karen Schulte states, “Steve’s departure will be a tremendous loss to our district.  Steve is a man of immeasurable integrity, honorable character and high standards.  I have enjoyed working with him.  I wish him the best as he pursues a new chapter of his life.” 

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