Demond A. Means, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Demond A. Means currently serves as Superintendent of Schools for the Mequon-Thiensville School District, having been appointed to the position in 2007. The Mequon-Thiensville School District is consistently ranked as one of Wisconsin’s top public school districts. Under Dr. Means’ leadership, the school district has improved its academic performance as an organization and has received numerous awards for being a high achieving school district.
Dr. Means began his career in 1994 as a social studies teacher, coach and advisor at Homestead High School in the Mequon-Thiensville School District. He quickly realized that his passion for school-wide leadership would steer him out of the classroom—where he had established himself as a promising young teacher—and into school administration. Dr. Means quickly moved through the ranks of educational administration serving as an Assistant Superintendent, Co-Interim Superintendent of Schools, Director of Human Resources, Principal, and Assistant Principal.
In December of 2010, Dr. Means was appointed by former Governor James Doyle to serve as a representative for the state of Wisconsin on the Education Commission of the States, a national educational policy consortium. Although the Mequon-Thiensville School District is high achieving in the aggregate, Dr. Means has appropriately pointed out the need to focus on the achievement gap in the district. To that end, Dr. Means, along with his fellow suburban superintendents, established a Closing the Achievement Gap Consortium. In 2014, State Superintendent Dr. Tony Evers appointed Dr. Means the chair of the DPI Task Force on Promoting Excellence for All - Wisconsin's Task Force on Closing the Achievement Gap The findings from the task force have been used statewide to assist schools in addressing the persisting achievement gap in Wisconsin.
Dr. Demond Means earned his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University in 2005, Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University in 1997 and his Bachelors of Arts degree from Concordia University of Wisconsin in 1994.