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James Shaw
Dr. James Shaw was appointed interim superintendent of the School District of South Milwaukee on October 27, and will serve the District through the end of the school year while the School Board searches for a permanent superintendent. 

Dr. Shaw is the former superintendent of the Racine Unified School District, the Menomonee Falls School District, and Whitewater School District.

He has served as the administrator of the Cooperative Educational Service Agency 2 in south central Wisconsin, as well as a professor and director of the Wisconsin Idea Executive PhD program at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

He started his career as a social studies teacher and is also a school psychologist. He worked as a director of pupil services, director of curriculum and instruction and school business manager for the Kettle Moraine School District.

Dr. Shaw believes that “public schools are the heart of the community” and volunteers his time for the Wisconsin Public Education Network, as well as working as an educational consultant.

Hs is a former Wisconsin Superintendent of the Year, and was recognized by the Wisconsin and National Education Associations, the Public Policy Forum in Milwaukee, and the University of Wisconsin - Madison for his leadership and contributions to public education.