- After eleven years with the School District of Rhinelander, superintendent Dr. Roger Erdahl will retire.
Before coming to Rhinelander, Erdahl spent time in the Antigo district.
He's been an educator for forty years, and says the decision to retire was mainly about timing.
"First of all, I'm old enough, and secondly, we have completed our building project, and thirdly, we are about to move forward on a new strategic plan, so this might be an ideal time for change in leadership in the district," Erdahl said.
Erdahl says that strategic plan will involve financial, academic and instructional changes.
He still has about 8 months to go until his last day on June 30th.
"It's probably the most dramatic change I've ever seen in the schools, and Rhinelander schools are improving very significantly and this is an exciting time, so I'm looking forward to continuing that work until my time is over," he said.
The school board will meet Thursday night to start talking about Erdahl's replacement.
Story By: Lex Gray