From a strong pool of qualified candidates, the Board of Education is proud to announce the three finalists for the Cedar Grove-Belgium School District Superintendent position.  The district will also be hosting a “Day in District” on Monday, April 29, 2024.

Dr. Elizabeth Freeman

Dr. Elizabeth Freeman has been serving as Community Unit School District 300’s Chief Academic Officer in Algonquin, IL and has worked in District 300 since 2018 previously holding the Director of Professional Development and Programs Position also in District 300.  Dr. Freeman has also held the position of Assistant Superintendent of Innovative Learning, Teaching and Technology in Fremont School District 79 and Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Services in Rochelle Township High School 212. Dr. Freeman earned a Doctorate of Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Leadership from Loyola University, a Master of Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Psychology from National Louis University and a Bachelor of Arts: French from Northern Illinois University.

A published author, Dr. Freeman has written about mindfulness, innovation, and professional learning communities, serves as a CODiE judge for innovative educational technology software, is a member of the state and national superintendents association, the state principal association Learning Forward, and ASCD.

Dr. Paul Orlich

Dr. Paul Orlich is currently serving the Suring School District as Superintendent. Before that  he served as the high school principal and superintendent for the Mishicot School District.

Orlich began his education career as a special education teacher in the Green Bay Area School District, working with students with emotional behavior disorders. From there, he started his administrative work as a dean of students for the Unified School District of De Pere.

He also has experience as a director of pupil services, principal, assistant principal, dean of students and teacher.

Orlich earned his Ph.D. in educational administration from Marian University in Fond du Lac. He also received master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Marian. Additionally, Orlich is a combat veteran, having served in Iraq during 2007-2008 with the 101st Airborne Division, and has since retired from military service.

Ms. Lynn Bub

Lynn Bub has been serving as Principal, Sheboygan Falls Elementary School since 2014.

2022 Excellence in Education Award recipient, Culture Creator
Principal, Rockfield Elementary School, Germantown (2011-2014)
2012 National Blue Ribbon School
Principal/Associate Principal, Campbellsport School District
Eden Elementary School Principal (2010-2011)
Campbellsport High School Associate Principal (2009-2010)
Biology, Biotechnology and Physical Science, Grades 9-12, Neenah High School (1995-2009)
Elementary Summer School Programs, Grades 1-6,
Parkview Middle School and Kids College,

St. Norbert College (1995-2003)
WiscAd/eduCATE-WI (2020; 2009)Superintendent Certification; Principal and Curriculum Direction Certification

Viterbo University(1997-1999)Master of Education

St. Norbert College (1991-1995)
Bachelor of Science: Education and Biology

The Cedar Grove-Belgium School District is pleased to announce a comprehensive search for the next superintendent to lead the district into a promising future. As a crucial step in this process, the district is inviting community members, stakeholders, staff, teachers, and students to actively participate in this important endeavor.

The superintendent search will be expertly conducted by Hazard Young Attea Associates (HYA), a nationally renowned firm with a distinguished track record in educational leadership recruitment. With their expertise in identifying exceptional candidates and aligning leadership profiles with the unique needs of school districts, HYA will play a vital role in ensuring the selection of a superintendent who will inspire educational excellence and innovation in Cedar Grove-Belgium.

In its commitment to transparency, inclusivity, and collaborative decision-making, the Cedar Grove-Belgium School District is inviting all constituents of the district to share their valuable insights, perspectives, and expectations for the next educational leader. The district recognizes that the collective wisdom of its community is essential in identifying the qualities and qualifications that the ideal superintendent should possess.

Important Links

Apply Here!
HYA Website


Contact Cedar Grove-Belgium Schools:
Chad Hoopman, Board President

Contact Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates:
Mike Richie
Scott Winch

HYA is a network of independent education experts that work for boards/trustees and administrators to recruit and develop great leaders, plan for the future, and provide additional human resources to move critical projects and initiatives forward.

Superintendent Vacancy

Search Timeline - All Application Materials Due By: March 22, 2024

Week of April 1, 2024

Slate of candidates presented to the Board

Week of April 1, 2024

Board first-round interviews

Week of April 8, 2024

Finalists Day in the District

Week of April 8, 2024

Board conducts final interviews

Week of April 12k, 2024

Superintendent’s hiring approved and announced

July 1, 2024

Superintendent contract formally begins

Timeline and Application

The job description and application information can be found on the HYA website:

Superintendent - Cedar Grove, WI | Hazard, Young, Attea, Associates | HYA (

Leadership Profile Report

The Cedar Grove-Belgium School Board has retained the services of HYA to assist the board with the hiring of the next superintendent. The consultant will screen applications and recommend candidates to the Board for interviews and further consideration. Any questions regarding the application process, selection process, and/or this Leadership Profile Report should be directed to:

Mike Richie at or Scott Winch at