AASD Superintendent to Retire, Board Announces

AASD Superintendent to Retire, Board Announces
Posted on 11/24/2021
The Appleton Area School District Board of Education announced today that Superintendent Dr. Judith Baseman has submitted a notice of retirement to the board. The effective date of her retirement will be June 30, 2022.

"It has been an honor to serve the Appleton Area School District as superintendent and I have been truly blessed to work with such dedicated staff, administrators, and board members,” said Dr. Baseman. “I am deeply grateful for the opportunities I have had through the years to lead at both the building and the district levels while learning from and working collaboratively with talented and supportive superintendents, colleagues, staff, families, and students along the way. My life has been enriched in so many ways by becoming a member of the Appleton Area School District community in 1995."

In her letter to the board, Dr. Baseman indicated that her husband has accepted a position on Washington Island in Door County to serve as a pastor there. The board will take action regarding the acceptance of Dr. Baseman’s notice of retirement at its meeting on Monday, November 29th, 2021.

"The board would like to thank Dr. Baseman for her outstanding leadership and expertise during her tenure as superintendent. The district, our students, and the broader community have benefited from Dr. Baseman’s dedication and service” said Kay Eggert, board president. "As a board, we will now begin a thorough process to select her replacement and assure a seamless transition as we approach the next school year."

The board will begin the process for selecting the next superintendent of the Appleton Area School District in the coming weeks.