ISD 833 Finalizes Superintendent Selection

During a meeting on Aug. 13, the South Washington County school board unanimously appointed assistant superintendent Julie Nielsen as the next superintendent of South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo). Mrs. Nielsen will begin her new role on Sept. 2 and will succeed Dr. Keith Jacobus following his July announcement to retire. She is the first female superintendent for SoWashCo Schools. Mrs. Nielsen has served SoWashCo for 24 years, beginning as a student teacher at Grey Cloud Elementary and Oltman Junior High School before being hired as a varsity basketball coach and physical education specialist. Her leadership led to an assistant principal position at Middleton Elementary where she later returned as principal after four years in the same role with Northfield Public Schools.   

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