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“CESA 1 serves the largest and most diverse student population of all the service agencies in Wisconsin. One third of the public educators in the state are in CESA 1. It was essential that the search firm understand the 45 school districts we served (including Milwaukee) and understood the role of our service agency CEO. The consultants for Don Stevens + Associates each had more than two decades of experience as educational service agency CEOs. They had credibility with our board, our customers and the candidate pool. Excellent process…excellent outcome.”

Gabe Kolesari

Cooperative Educational Service Agency 1 (CESA 1), Wisconsin

“We sought out Don Stevens and Rick Carlson because we had utilized their search services before. Because of a late resignation, we directed them to find us quality candidates that we wished to interview in 30 days or consider hiring an interim superintendent. Due to Don and Rick’s efforts, the candidate pool was excellent. Again, we were pleased with the professionalism of the firm and the important service provided the board.”

Joe Lingnofski

Menasha School Board, Menasha, Wisconsin

“Professional…considerate…did their homework on the candidates’ background…supported the board’s desire to have citizen and staff input, yet ensured the board’s responsibility to select our superintendent. Don Stevens + Associates provided terrific support throughout the entire process.”

Alice Marquardt

Rio School Board, Rio, Wisconsin

“The Stoughton Board of Education worked with other search firms prior to the superintendent vacancy four years ago. To be sure, Don Stevens + Associates exceeded previous firms in helping the board determine key attributes of a new district administrator, and providing us essential feedback from staff, as well as the varied constituent groups in our district. In the end, our board was pleased with the quality list of candidates to interview and the extraordinary professional process of the search, from the posting of the vacancy to the selection of our superintendent.”

Liz Menzer

Stoughton Area School Board, Stoughton, Wisconsin