When Nerad was hired in Green Bay, the first person that he notified was Eric Jeedas, a Madison taxi driver he has known since their childhood in Kenosha. Last week the pair talked again. This time Nerad was a finalist for the Madison post.
“I would imagine that you folks in Green Bay know that he’s a good guy and competent, and I think that Madison will be very fortunate to have him,” Jeedas said. “Is he up for the job? No question.”
Dan Nerad has proved he was up for every job he’s tackled over the past 33 years, and no doubt he has what it takes to lead Wisconsin’s second-largest school district. We wish him all the best as he begins the transition.
Thomas J. Mertz