COVID-19 School Closure Update
COVID-19 School Closure UpdateAll ECASD schools will be closed at the end of Monday, March 16.  Details have been sent to families through Skyward.  That message may be found at

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The ECASD School Board is conducting a search for the next Superintendent and we need your help! There will be several opportunities for staff and community involvement throughout the process. Input is welcome and encouraged.

Community Involvement

Community Involvement During Finalist Interviews

4.6.20 School Board Announces Community Forums
We invite our students and their families, as well as all members of the broader Eau Claire community, to join the ECASD for an evening presentation and question-and-answer session with each finalist.  The virtual community forums are planned for 7:00-8:00 PM (CST) on each of the three interview dates (April 14, 15, and 17, 2020). Details about connecting to the virtual forums will be released shortly. 

Reach Out

Have Questions or Comments about the Superintendent Search?
The School Board is still accepting ideas or questions about the Superintendent Search.

Leave a voicemail at 715-852-3070. Your call will be returned as promptly as possible.

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Search Timeline

The timeline will be adjusted as needed and updates will be posted throughout the process.

September 2019
-Announcement of Superintendent search

October 2019
-Staff input on Superintendent search gathered through meetings and surveys
-Community forums held October 24 and 30 to gather input on Superintendent search
-Online survey for input from students, families, and community members posted on District website

November 2019
-Staff input on Superintendent search gathered through meetings and surveys
-Community forum held November 2 to gather input on Superintendent search
-Superintendent Position Description created
-Position posted and advertised

December 2019
-Online survey for students, families, and community members closed on December 31

January 2020
-Priority deadline for applications is January 31

February 2020
-School Board reviews written applications
-School Board conducts initial Interviews to narrow applicant pool

March 2020
-School Board selects finalists
-Finalists announced and visit the ECASD for interviews
-Feedback collected from staff, students and families, and broader community

April 2020
-New Superintendent announced!

July 2020
-New Superintendent to begin on or before July 1


The ECASD School Board is thrilled and proud to announce these exceptional educators as our finalists for Superintendent.  

Interview Dates
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 • Mr. Michael Johnson
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 • Ms. Rosalie Daca
Friday, April 17, 2020 • Dr. Rev Hillstrom

Ms. Rosalie Daca
Rosalie Daca has served since 2013 as Racine Unified School District’s Chief Academic Officer.  With an enrollment of 19,000 students, Racine is the fifth largest school district in Wisconsin.  Before her current position, Daca served Racine as a middle school assistant principal and elementary school principal.  Before settling in Racine, Daca worked in Florida as a middle school assistant principal, and a middle school and high school mathematics teacher.  Her educational experience includes degrees from the University of South Florida (M.Ed. and M.A.) and Florida State University (B.S.).  Daca is currently a doctoral student at Cardinal Stritch University.

View Ms. Daca's Résumé

Dr. Rev Hillstrom
Rev Hillstrom has served as the Director of Educational Equity for Osseo Area Schools since 2015.  With an enrollment of 21,000 students, Osseo is fifth largest school district in Minnesota.  Since 2012, before this current position, Hillstrom was a district-level administrator in Saint Paul Public Schools, Minnesota.  Earlier in his career he had been the Indian Education Specialist with Robbinsdale Area Schools, Minnesota, and the Executive Director of Youth Educational Services (YES) based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Hillstrom’s educational experience includes degrees from the University of Minnesota Duluth (Ed.D.), Bethel University (M.A.), and Augsburg College (B.A).

View Dr. Hillstrom's Résumé

Mr. Michael Johnson
Mike Johnson has been an Assistant Superintendent in the South Washington County School District since 2014. South Washington is a Twin Cities-metro district with an enrollment of 18,900 students.  Before moving to Minnesota, Johnson served the School District of River Falls as a high school assistant principal, middle school principal, and district-level administrator.  Earlier, he had spent 10 years as a teacher in middle and high school English.  Johnson’s educational experience includes degrees from the University of St. Thomas (Ed.S.) and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (M.A. and B.A.).  He is currently a doctoral student at Bethel University. 

View Mr. Johnson's Résumé

We eagerly look forward to introducing these finalists to our district and broader community!  We want everyone to know as well that we have reinforced our commitment to succeeding in this effort even during the current health crisis we all face.  While we can’t introduce the finalists in personal meetings, both out of common sense and Wisconsin’s stay-at-home order, our “onsite” interview process will be conducted virtually rather than in-person, and everyone who might have attended a common meeting can participate from home.  Interview details will be released shortly.  We appreciate everyone’s patience as we adapt to the ever-changing situation.  In this trying time we can pledge to stay focused on a shared successful conclusion and our common future as a thriving community working together.