By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD — A former Marshfield science teacher could be the next superintendent of the Marshfield School District.
Ryan Christianson is one of two finalists named by the Board of Education as possible replacements for Dee Wells, who is retiring this summer.
The Marshfield School Board and three advisory committees have completed initial interviews conducted May 7, and the two finalists will now participate in a public presentation this afternoon, May 9, at 5 p.m. at the 2nd Street Community Center. The board will then meet in closed session at the end of the presentations and determine which candidate or candidates will participate in a second interview scheduled for May 14.
Christianson taught science in Marshfield for seven years from 1996 to 2003. He is currently the Director of Human Resources for the Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools, a job he’s had since 2012. Christianson has been a Rapids administrator for the past 15 years, also serving as an associate principal for five years before serving as principal of Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School between 2008-2012, when he took on his current job.
The other finalist is Dr. Tony Brazouski, who earned a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from Marquette University and a Masters in Educational Leadership and Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership for Learning and Service from Cardinal Stritch University. He has served as a teacher, staff developer, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and chief academic officer. Tony’s research and published writings focus on the empowerment of teachers to sustain meaningful change, and he has also served as an adjunct instructor at the graduate level.