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Schmitt named new Belleville schools District Administrator
Jim Schmitt
Jim Schmitt

BELLEVILLE — At a special meeting on Thursday, March 21, the Belleville Board of Education approved James “Jim” Schmitt as the next District Administrator for the School District of Belleville. Schmitt has spent the last three years as the Principal of Flynn Elementary School and the Eau Claire Virtual School in the Eau Claire Area School District.

Schmitt will officially begin his new duties on July 1. 

Schmitt has spent his entire 34-year career in education in the Eau Claire Area School District. He served as a Science teacher at Eau Claire North High School for 16 years. He then transitioned to a role as a Secondary Curriculum Coordinator for six years before spending another three and a half years as the Director of Assessment and Technology. From 2015-22, Schmitt served as the Executive Director of Teaching & Learning.

Schmitt will be returning to south central Wisconsin where he grew up. A Verona High School graduate, Schmitt earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from UW-Madison. He earned a master’s degree from UW-River Falls, followed by certification programs at both Viterbo University and Cardinal Stritch University. Schmitt holds lifetime licenses in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Science, and Physics and as a Principal and Director of Instruction. He also holds a provisional license as a Superintendent.

“Jim’s character and professionalism was demonstrated throughout the interview process,” said Student Services Director and Director of Teaching & Learning Rebecca Johnson, who helped lead the search process. “He will be a great addition to the School District of Belleville’s Wildcat family and will be a great advocate for the students and families.”  

“Mr. Schmitt’s wide range of experience will be a definite benefit to the district. The Board feels he truly fits the mold of the Wildcat Way,” Board President Mike Treder added.

Belleville is an “exceeds expectations” school district located in Dane County with an enrollment of 951 students. Belleville is the home of the Wildcats and a proud member of the Capitol Conference. 

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