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Chris Otto To Lead KM Explore April 1 - July 1

Dear KM Explore Community,

As you are aware, Steve Plum has been chosen by the Kettle Moraine School District school board to become KM’s next superintendent and his first day is April 1. This transition leaves vacancies in his positions at both KM Explore and High School of Health Sciences.


The KM Explore governance council met Feb. 11 and named Chris Otto as the interim director effective April 1 through July 1, 2021.


Chris has been at KM for 11 years, the past nine as principal of Wales Elementary. He has been strategically involved with KM Explore since its inception. His on-site presence will be a huge asset as the council works with all stakeholders - staff, families and students - to develop a director profile and hire a permanent leader. 


"Steve and I will have the benefit of utilizing the next 40-plus days to assist one another as we step into new roles," said Otto. "We are looking forward to working together and assisting all involved to develop a profile for KM Explore’s next director."


Chris, Steve and the governance board will keep all informed as timelines on the profile work develop.


"I have been honored to work with you and your students," said Plum. "I appreciate your passion and pride for KM Explore and know I leave it in extremely good hands with Mr. Otto. I look forward to future discussions and collaborations with you all."