7/11/17 – The Beaver Dam School Board Monday night accepted the resignation of Superintendent Steve Vessey who is leaving the field of education to take a position in the financial sector. Vessey has been in education for 21 years and spent the past seven district administrator. He says when he began the position in 2010 he had a clear vision for the district and set a specific set of goals. With the passage of the referendum in November, Vessey says his last goal was achieved and his journey is complete. His last day will be November 1, which he says is a good time of the year in academics for such a transition because all the planning for the coming year is complete. Vessey will be joining a former school board member, Mark Killingsworth in his financial management business with Wells Fargo Advisors. Vessey says he will continue to serve Beaver Dam as a volunteer and advocate for the community. School Board President John Kraus Jr. says he is disappointed that Vessey is leaving as he has been an asset to students, staff and the community. Kraus says the board will first look internally for a replacement before broadening the search to outside applicants.