After six years with the district, Birmingham Schools Superintendent Daniel Nerad is calling it a career, and retiring at the end of June.
Nerad, a native of Wisconsin, announced he will be retiring effective June 30, and will move back to his home state, where he still has family. “He lived there his whole life until he moved here,” noted district spokesperson Marcia Wilkinson.
Nerad joined the district in 2012, and continued the level of excellence the district has been known for. Prior to becoming superintendent of Birmingham Schools, he spent 37 years in schools in Green Bay and Madison, Wisconsin. He was superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District for six years before moving to Michigan, and before that, was superintendent and worked in administration in Green Bay.
In 2006, Nerad was named Wisconsin Superintendent of the Year.
Wilkinson, who announced she would also be retiring effective June 30, said Nerad decided it was a natural time for him to retire.
“We wish Dan and his family all the best in the world, and we appreciate all the work he has done in continuing the level of excellence for Birmingham Public Schools,” she said.
The board of education is beginning a search for a new superintendent by contracting with an educational search firm, and will perform a national search, beginning at their board meeting Tuesday, June 5.
“The board will be discussing some of this at their June 5 meeting, and will likely complete their determinations at their June 19 meeting,” Wilkinson said.
The board will be naming an interim superintendent as well.