Residents of the Sturgeon Bay School District had a chance to meet the new superintendent at a meet & greet get-together Thursday in the high school library. Dan Tjernagel comes to Sturgeon Bay from the Ripon School District where he has been the high school principal for the past ten years. A native of Marinette, he’s very familiar with Door County & Sturgeon Bay & says the location was a key factor in his decision to move on…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/N801.mp3|titles=Dan Tjernagel]
Tjernagel says he researched the area & gathered as much information about the district as he could beforehand, but it was discussions with Superintendent Joe Stutting & residents that told him how much education is valued in the district…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/N802.mp3|titles=Dan Tjernagel]
Tjernagel says the transition into his new job includes the sale of his home in Ripon & the acquisition of a home locally, but he also needs to become grounded in the local educational experience…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/N803.mp3|titles=Dan Tjernagel]
Dan Tjernagel is married & has a daughter who is in the first grade. He replaces Joe Stutting who is moving on to a superintendent job in Iowa.