Boscobel native Greg Bell is returning to take up the reins at Boscobel School District as the new superintendent.
A graduate of Boscobel High School, Bell started his career in education as a fifth-grade teacher for the Riverdale School District in Muscoda from 2002-2004. He then joined the Boscobel Area School District as the Activities and Attendance Director for three years before becoming the high school principal. He left BAS to become the high school principal at Wisconsin Dells in 2014.
Bell received his original teaching certification and later his Masters in Education Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He is currently finishing his superintendent’s certification at Marion College in Fond du Lac.
There are benefits in returning to a district he is familiar with.
“I know a lot of the staff and understand what quality educators we have,” Bell says.
Once he is on the job this summer, Bell says he plans to begin looking at the data and working with the administrative team to define what the school needs to address and to develop plans for improvement. Testing and other metrics collected by the school district should supply a solid grounding for making plans, he believes.
“Looking at the data will let us determine the strength and weaknesses of the district, using facts rather than impressions to determine our focus,” Bell says.
Bell is married to Michaell (Schlump) Bell, the Director of Nursing at Boscobel Care and Rehab. They have two children – a daughter, Ryanne, who teaches and coaches at Fennimore schools; and a son, Gregory Bell III, who works for Badger Swimpools of Prairie du Sac.
Bell’s contract is $90,000 for the 2016-2017 school year. It will remain the same for the second year unless Bell finishes his superintendent’s licensure by July 1, 2017, in which case it will increase to $100,000. He will serve the first year on an emergency license as he continues to finish his certification.
Bell is also entitled to 25 days of vacation, 15 sick days, and two days of personal leave.