South Washington County Schools

Ph: 651-425-6201
Fx: 651-425-6318
Office Hours:
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


The superintendent of schools is the chief administrative officer of the district, appointed by and directly responsible to the School Board. The superintendent serves as an ex-officio (non-voting) member of the School Board, facilitates the work of the Board and is responsible to the Board for providing direction and leadership to the school district.

Keith Jacobus is the superintendent of South Washington County Schools. His work is supported by Assistant Superintendents Michael Johnson, Julie Nielsen and Kristine Schaefer, along with the other members of his Cabinet.

The Superintendent's Cabinet includes:

  • Keith Jacobus, Superintendent
  • Michael Johnson, Assistant Superintendent for Academic Excellence and Accountability
  • Julie Nielsen, Assistant Superintendent for Academic Excellence and Accountability
  • Kristine Schaefer, Assistant Superintendent for Academic Excellence and Accountability
  • Shelly Schafer, Director of Communications and Community Relations
  • Bob Lawrence, Director of Community Education
  • Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations
  • Kevin Witherspoon, Director of Human Resources
  • Brian Boothe, Director of Professional Development and Accountability
  • Kelly Jansen, Director of Teaching and Learning Services
  • Robert Berkowitz, Director of Technology
  • Michelle Barries, Director of Special Services