Joe Innis hired as School District of Tomahawk’s Interim Administrator
By Jalen Maki
Tomahawk Leader Editor
TOMAHAWK – Joe Innis has been hired as the School District of Tomahawk’s Interim Administrator, the district’s Board of Education announced on Wednesday, Sept. 15.
Innis’s hiring comes after the board accepted the retirement of former Administrator Terry Reynolds on Aug. 27. Reynolds had previously planned to retire at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.
On Aug. 30, the board announced that it would seek an “external, interim candidate” to fill the district’s vacant Administrator position.
The board said that intends to “open the search for a full-time replacement this fall, with a goal of selecting a successful candidate by spring.”
Innis has previously worked with the School District of Tomahawk, serving as the district’s Interim Administrator in 2015, prior to the hiring of Reynolds.
“In addition to Joe’s invaluable previous experience in Tomahawk, he also has 40 years of experience in similar positions throughout Wisconsin,” the board stated, noting that Innis was the superintendent for 23.5 years in southern Door County, for ten years in Wabeno, and for two years in Taylor (now Blair-Taylor). He also spent three years as Interim Superintendent at Kewaunee.
“During his 40 years, Joe is most proud to have been able to earn the trust and confidence of the parents, staff, and communities where he has worked,” the board said.
“I’m very excited to be here and to help the district have a successful year, as well as help the district transition to a new administrator,” Innis stated.
In the announcement of Innis’s hiring, the board thanked Innis for “his willingness to help up through this transitory period,” adding that it is “grateful to be able to lean on Joe’s excellent experience and wealth of knowledge as we embark upon the 2021-2022 school year.”
“The School Board also wishes to thank the students, staff, families and residents of the district for their patience as we made this unexpected, yet successful, leadership transition,” the board stated.