SHEBOYGAN — The Sheboygan Area School District has announced Seth Harvatine has been named incoming Superintendent effective July 1st, 2018.
Harvatine is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Student and Instructional Services in the Sheboygan Area School District. He will replace Dr. Joseph Sheehan who is retiring in June.
After meeting in closed session after their regular Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, September 26, the Board reconvened into open session and voted unanimously to approve the appointment.
Harvatine has been a valued member of the Sheboygan Area School District for 19 years, working as an Instructional Technology Trainer/Curriculum Specialist, Principal at Cleveland Elementary School and Longfellow Elementary School, before working in the Central Administration Building as a Director of Instructional Services and then Assistant Superintendent of Student and Instructional Services.
Prior to working in the Sheboygan Area School District, Harvatine was a classroom teacher in Manitowoc Public Schools.
With input from district staff, the Board of Education created a superintendent candidate profile which outlined the skills and abilities the district was looking for in a new school leader. Those included: people skills, decision-making ability, financial knowledge and the ability to serve as the district ambassador and advocate.
Board of Education President Marcia Reinthaler said, “Seth has demonstrated high-quality performance in his current and previous roles within Sheboygan Area School District and his skill set is a perfect fit for our next superintendent.”
“I am honored and excited for the opportunity to work with our dedicated staff, parents, students, and community in the role of superintendent,” said Seth Harvatine. “Sheboygan is an outstanding district and I believe that if the focus continues to be on enhancing the district’s ‘we mentality’ shared decision-making model and as well as continuing our work with all stakeholders to implement the SASD Long Range Plan, the district will become even better in the future.”
Harvatine earned his Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University. He is completing his doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service at Cardinal Stritch.