School District of Elmbrook Superintendent Dr. Matt Gibson has informed the School Board that he will retire after the 2011-12 school year after 17 years of service as Elmbrook’s superintendent and 40 years in education, according to a district press release.
“It’s been a great match and a labor of love working with the people and leading through the needs of the most competitive large school district in the state,” Gibson said in a press release. His career was inspired by his father, Wilbur Gibson, who also spent his life as a school superintendent.
During his announcement at Tuesday's School Board meeting, Dr. Gibson said he believes this upcoming school year may be his most challenging but that he looks forward to transitioning the district into a “new era” given many changes on the horizon, according to the press release.
The School Board will soon decide on a superintendent search process and begin moving toward securing Dr. Gibson’s replacement, according to the press release.
Dr. Gibson began his career as a music teacher in 1972. After teaching music in the Manitowoc and Fond du Lac School Districts he served as a principal in the Rib Lake School District. His first superintendent position was at Swallow School (Arrowhead feeder), followed by superintendent posts at North Lake School (Arrowhead feeder), Fox Point-Bayside (Nicolet feeder) and Stoughton. He became the School District of Elmbrook’s superintendent in 1995.