The Weiser School District has gone in-house for its next superintendent.
Wade Wilson will head up the western Idaho district, starting July 1. Wilson is a 28-year veteran in the Weiser district, starting as a high school math teacher and coach. He has spent the past 17 years as principal of Pioneer Elementary School, and for the past three years, he has doubled as Weiser’s academic achievement director.
Wilson was, in essence, the sole candidate to succeed retiring Superintendent Wil Overgaard. Trustees invited Wilson to interview for the vacancy, and that interview was conducted on Jan. 22.
Overgaard announced his retirement on Jan. 14. He has spent 25 years in administration at Weiser, starting as high school assistant principal. He later served as high school principal and federal programs director, and was named superintendent in 2012.
“(I’m) proud to have had the opportunity to work with such a fine group of administrators, staff, and to live in a community that loves children and supports their schools,” Overgaard said in a news release.
Located on the Idaho-Oregon border, about 75 miles northwest of Boise, the Weiser district has an enrollment of about 1,500 students.
More reading: Idaho Education News spent time in Weiser this fall, talking to high school seniors about their plans after graduation. Read it here.