Mequon-Thiensville School Board hires Kevin Deering to be the district's executive director of educational services

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Current John Long Middle School principal Kevin Deering will become the next Mequon-Thiensville School District Director of Educational Services. Deering will replace Jeridon Clark, who is leaving at the end of the school year to take the Cedarburg School District superintendent position.
Current John Long Middle School principal Kevin Deering will become the next Mequon-Thiensville School District Director of Educational Services. Deering will replace Jeridon Clark, who is leaving at the end of the school year to take the Cedarburg School District superintendent position.

The Mequon-Thiensville School Board has hired a North Shore area principal to fill its executive director of educational services role.

Kevin Deering is currently the principal of John Long Middle School in the Grafton School District. He will replace outgoing assistant superintendent of educational services Jeridon Clark, who is leaving to become the Cedarburg School District's new superintendent, according to a district news release.

Clark had been the Mequon-Thiensville School District's assistant superintendent of educational services for the past four years.

Deering will start July 1.

Deering has been principal at his current school for the past six years, and also served as an assistant principal, athletic director and high school science teacher in the Fond du Lac, Pulaski and Appleton school districts, the district's news release said.

Deering earned his bachelor's degree in education and broad field science from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and his master's degree in educational leadership from National-Louis University, according to notes from the board's May 16 meeting.

"Mr. Deering’s enthusiasm and spirit for providing students with the resources, supports, and systems they need to succeed is infectious,” said Mequon-Thiensville School District Superintendent Matthew Joynt in the district's news release. “His collaborative approach and past leadership experiences will provide our teams with fresh perspectives in alignment with our mission and vision for the future of education.”

Deering "has created a positive school culture through his use of strong communication, relationship building, and use of teamwork with school leadership teams," the release said

The district also said that Deering's "strong student-centered focus on creating a continuous improvement culture, rooted in the belief of collective efficacy and that all students can learn at high levels" stood out during the interview process, its news release said.

"I am excited and honored to be joining the MTSD team,” said Deering in the news release. “I look forward to working with staff, students, and families to continue the tradition of excellence and find new ways to grow our instructional resources and practices."

Contact Alec Johnson at (262) 875-9469 or alec.johnson@jrn.com. Follow him on Twitter at @AlecJohnson12.

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