Announcement of Superintendent Finalist Candidate
Announcement of Superintendent Finalist Candidate
Posted on 03/02/2020
Announcement of Superintendent Finalist CandidateAt a Special Board meeting on March 2, 2020, the Board of Education will move to offer the position of superintendent of schools and learning to Stephen Murley. 

“The Board was fortunate to have two very qualified individuals from which to choose,” stated Board Trustee Eric Vanden Heuvel, who led the superintendent search on behalf of the Board of Education. “The Board very much appreciates all of the feedback we received from staff, parents and community members. The decision to offer the position of superintendent to Stephen Murley was due to his breadth of experience serving as a superintendent, successfully leading the Iowa City Community School District through significant challenges, which are very similar to the work currently underway in the Green Bay Area Public School District.”

Murley has served as superintendent of the Iowa City Community School District for the last ten years, and as a superintendent for the Wausau School District for five years previously. Murley’s skills and experience aligned very closely to the Leadership Profile, which was created through listening sessions with District staff, parents and community members. In addition, his experience demonstrates his strengths in working with an elected school board, managing the day-to-day operations of an urban school district, balancing budgets and implementing a weighted resource model to ensure equity, strategically addressing facility use and transportation challenges, engaging community voice with respect to district initiatives, working with legislators, implementing a systems approach to closing achievement gaps, and providing the professional development needed to grow staff capacity to improve outcomes for diverse students.  

Murley has served as a teacher, coach, athletic department administrator, building administrator, director of human resources and employee relations, and superintendent. His full resume is available on the District website at

The new superintendent will begin in the District on July 1, 2020.
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