Vance Dalzin Chosen as Next Superintendent of Fox Point-Bayside School District
Dr. Vance Dalzin was the unanimous choice of the Fox Point–Bayside School Board Friday evening to be the district’s next superintendent.
Dalzin, the current superintendent of Williams Bay School District in Williams Bay, Wis., since August 2011, will be introduced at Tuesday’s school board meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Board Room at Stormonth Elementary School.
Before becoming superintendent of Williams Bay (which borders Geneva Lake in Walworth County), Dalzin was high school principal for Whitewater Unified School District from 1999 to 2011, high school principal for Wilmot Union High School District from 1994 to 1999, and assistant principal for Wilmot from 1991 to 1994.
He grew up in the Milwaukee area and attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. His graduate work was completed at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Edgewood College in Madison.
Twenty-eight candidates applied for the position, six of which received initial interviews. Those six were whittled to three finalists. Dalzin was interviewed twice by the school board, and once by a district group consisting of teachers, administrators, support staff, and parents. A site visit also was made to Williams Bay, where stakeholders in that district were interviewed.
“Dr. Dalzin told us he was attracted to our position because of the district’s tradition of high student achievement and its progressive approach to educating students,” said Fox Point-Bayside School Board President Debbie Friberg.
Dalzin will succeed Rachel Boechler, who in January announced her resignation effective in August to continue her work with Seattle-based nonprofit Center for Courage & Renewal.