Brown County Children with Disabilities Education Board
Syble Hopp School
De Pere, WI

Position Available:
Administrator:  Brown County Children with Disabilities Education Board (Brown County CDEB)
(This position serves as the Administrator of the Syble Hopp School and oversees special education programs provided to four Brown County Districts.)


755 Scheuring Road
De Pere, WI  54115
(920) 336-5754


Communities Served:
Brown County CDEB serves the Brown County school districts of Ashwaubenon, Denmark, De Pere, Howard/Suamico, Pulaski, West De Pere, and Wrightstown.


Hold or be eligible to hold a Wisconsin Director of Special Education and Pupil Services (5080) License.


Advisors Assisting the Board:
Dr. Keith Fuchs, School Exec Connect Consultant
Dr. Heidi Schmidt, School Exec Connect Consultant



  • Syble Hopp School is a public school that provides placement options to deliver functional academics and social skills to 185 students between the ages of three and twenty-one with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Thirty one teachers and therapists are employed at the school along with 36 instructional aides. Syble Hopp School also has a full-time nurse, social worker and eight additional office and support staff.
  • Syble Hopp School provides a full range of support services to its students, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, adaptive physical education, adaptive music, a therapy pool, and use of the school duplex.
  • The location of Syble Hopp School is ideal with the school located in West De Pere, just south of Green Bay.
  • The Brown County CDEB Administrator has an administrative team that consists of a School Principal, Business Manager, and Director of Special Education and Pupil Services.
  • Syble Hopp School students are educated in non-graded classes that are divided into 5 areas:

Early Childhood
Middle School
High School

  • The Syble Hopp School curriculum is community based and revolves around 5 components:

Functional Academics
Community Living
Independent Living
Recreational/Leisure Skills
Vocational Training

  • The Syble Hopp School staff daily provides the love, attention, and understanding necessary to help each student reach their fullest potential and become a self-confident individual who grows and develops into a productive member of the community.
  • The community and parents serve as partners with Syble Hopp School in meeting the educational, social, and financial needs of every child.
  • Syble Hopp School is extremely fortunate to have tremendous support from various community members, organizations, and the business community.  Through their gracious donations, the students of Syble Hopp School are able to continue to receive an enriching education filled with a challenging curriculum, current technology, equipment, and monthly Community Based Instruction experiences.
  • Within the seven school districts the Brown County CDEB serves, there are four districts that have a combined number of 25 Brown County CDEB teachers and therapists working with 128 students within their district schools. There are also 7 Brown County CDEB instructional aides working in these four districts. Services provided to these students follow each specific school districts calendar.
  • The Brown County Children with Disabilities Education Board and the Syble Hopp educational staff are committed to continuous improvement and increased student success.



In 1954, Syble Hopp was hired by Joe Donovan, the first Superintendent of Brown County, as the first special education teacher in Brown County. Within six years Syble Hopp had identified enough children with special needs, who had previously not been served in the public schools, to show there was a need for a school to open that could serve the needs of these students. Donovan School was opened in 1961 to fulfill this need. Syble Hopp was named principal, but never relinquished her place in the classroom. Due to the growing number of students with special needs now being served in the public schools, a second school was built in 1971 named Syble Hopp School. In 1975, Donovan School closed and the students were moved to Syble Hopp School. Although Syble Hopp herself never taught at Syble Hopp School, her passion and reputation for teaching students with intellectual disabilities the functional skills they need to be productive members in the community remains.



  • 185 students at Syble Hopp School  ages 3 to 21
  • Approximately 90 certified and non-certified staff daily serve the 185 students attending Syble Hopp School.
  • 128 students being served in 4 school districts by Brown County CDEB staff
  •  Approximately 32 certified and non-certified staff daily serve the 128 students attending programs in the 4 Brown County School Districts the Brown County CDEB serves.
  • Highly qualified teaching staff – 30% with Master’s Degrees


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2016-2017 Proposed Budget:

  • Revenue: $6.6 million –  Brown County Tax Levy, Intergovernmental Aids, Intergovernmental Charges for Services, and Public Charges and Miscellaneous
  • Expenses: $6.6 million


Teachers’ Contract Status:
Teachers are contracted by Brown County CDEB (no Teacher’s Union)


Salary Offered:
Regionally Competitive and commensurate with experience and training


School Website:
Additional information regarding Syble Hopp School and their program can be found at


Search Calendar:  (The Board reserves the right to extend all dates.)

  • Accepting Applications Through: February 28, 2017
  • Selected Candidates Taken to the Board: Mid to Late-March                       
  • Administrator Named: Late April
  • Administrator Start:  July 1, 2017


Application Process:

  • If interested in this position, apply through School Exec Connect (
  • Please submit the required credentials through this Website.