Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Richard Grobschmidt to Retire as Assistant State Superintendent at DPI

Richard Grobschmidt, assistant state superintendent in the Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning at the Department of Public Instruction, has announced his plans to retire on Sept. 10.
"After 25 years of working in Madison and living in South Milwaukee, I find it is now time for me to say good-bye to my DPI family and spend more time with my South Milwaukee family," said Grobschmidt. "I have truly appreciated the opportunity to work under the leadership of State Superintendent Tony Evers and past State Superintendent Libby Burmaster."

Grobschmidt was appointed as assistant state superintendent in January 2003. Previously, he had served as a state senator and as a member of the state Assembly, representing the people of South Milwaukee. He had chaired both the Assembly and Senate education committees.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers praised Grobschmidt's service and commitment to schools and libraries during his tenure at DPI.

Evers also announced the appointment of Kurt Kiefer as Grobschmidt's replacement. Since 2007, Kiefer has served as the chief information officer and executive director of Research and Program Evaluation for the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD). Kiefer has also served as the district assessment coordinator and registrar, and began working for MMSD in 1994 as a research and evaluation coordinator.

Additional information is available on the Department of Public Instruction newsroom website

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