Superintendent Tim Culver has announced he will retire after four years with the Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District, capping a career of over 40 years in education. His recent statement to all district staff members may be found here: LINK. Culver's last day with the Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District will be August 31, 2019.
Following deliberation and thoughtful review of succession planning, the Oak Creek-Franklin School Board has unanimously determined to promote Assistant Superintendent Dan Unertl to become Oak Creek-Franklin's next Superintendent. Unertl has been employed with the Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District for the last seven years, most recently serving as Assistant Superintendent. Prior to joining the District Leadership Team, Unertl served as an administrator at Oak Creek High School, and as an English/Language Arts teacher in southeastern Wisconsin.
On behalf of the School Board, Frank Carini, stated, "We feel bittersweet about this transition. We have very much appreciated Tim Culver's leadership for our schools. He has brought many good things: Continuous Improvement at all levels, shared leadership, greater communication and community engagement, developing and building community consensus for a long range facilities plan that will greatly improve our schools, including a Performing Arts Education Center. However, we know we have a leader prepared to seamlessly take on the direction of these initiatives and continue the vision the Board established in the 2021 Strategic Plan. Dan Unertl is an outstanding educational leader in whom the Board has the greatest confidence based on our personal experience of his work in Oak Creek-Franklin these past years."
Dan Unertl stated, "In my years with the Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District, I've worked for and with great people--dedicated educators and leaders--wonderful students and families--I'm proud of the work we've done, excited for what the future holds, and committed to work my hardest in the service of our community."
Tim Culver stated, "Looking back on my career, I am a bit sad I did not discover this amazing School District and community earlier, but I am very happy about the work we are doing and the progress we have made. Dan is an amazing leader who understands this district's 'together' culture and the journey we are on to improve. "
The School Board will take official action on this at the January 28, 2019 regular Board meeting.