John Timmerman, of Auburndale, served as the superintendent of Shullsburg Schools from 1987-1996, and now he is back as the interim district administrator.
“I am very excited, and feel like I am coming home,” said Timmerman.
Timmerman’s first day was July 1, after the Shullsburg School Board approved a contract with Timmerman during the June 29 school board meeting for up to a nine-month period.
Timmerman first retired from being a superintendent in 2007, and went on to serve as an interim superintendent for Benton Schools from 2009-2012.
“I think Shullsburg is positively perfect for me,” he said. “A short time interim position is a perfect fit.”
Timmerman has personal ties to Shullsburg as well as professional. His three sons: David, Patrick and Christopher all attended Shullsburg Schools and he also currently has three grandchildren in the Shullsburg School system.
“I really like Southwest Wisconsin…and I love the school district of Shullsburg and the students,” said Timmerman. “I feel that I can serve Shullsburg in an effective and professional manner.”
Timmerman said he plans to strive for cooperation and a team effort at every level in the school district and wants to attempt to create an environment of positive cooperation and respect, at least as much as he can in a short time.
“Things have been really energizing,” said Timmerman of his time at Shullsburg School District so far. “I have a skilled staff and a great school board.”
Timmerman lives in Auburndale with his wife and youngest son. He has served as a school consultant for the past six years.