JEFFERSON — Jeffrey Fleig informed the School District of Jefferson last week that he no longer wanted to be considered for the Jefferson superintendent position.

Fleig is currently the principal of South Milwaukee High School.

Fleig has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, a master’s degree in school administration from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and a doctoral degree in K-12 Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The district announced last week that Dr. Charles Urness would be added to the list of candidates who will be involved in the final interviews for the Jefferson superintendent position after Fleig dropped out.

Urness is currently the principal at Franklin Middle School in Janesville. He began his career in education teaching social studies in both Yuma, Ariz., and Brodhead from 1996-2001.

He served as principal of the Brodhead Middle School from 2001 – 2010, and in 2010 to the present he serves at Franklin Middle School.

Final interviews for the superintendent position will be held on April.

The district narrowed down its field of superintendent candidates to the final three, following two days of closed session interviews with the school board last week.

The top candidates also include Amy Vesperman, the superintendent of the Plum City School District; and Dr. Peter Wilson, who currently serves as Director of Administrative Services for the DeForest Area School District.

These finalists are vying for the opportunity to replace Jefferson superintendent Mark Rollefson, who is retiring July 1.

The Jefferson School Board will oversee the final interviews with these top three candidates the Thursday after spring break on April 8.

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