Mr. Halbesma

Drew Halbesma
District Administrator

About Mr. Halbesma

The Delavan-Darien School District’s Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection of Drew Halbesma as the District’s next Superintendent. Following an extensive search process, Halbesma was chosen for his exceptional leadership qualities, dedication to education, and commitment to student success.

With over 22 years of experience in education, Halbesma brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role. His proven track record of fostering positive relationships within the community, implementing innovative educational strategies, and advocating for student-centered initiatives made him the ideal candidate for this position. For the last two years, Halbesma has been the Superintendent for the Genoa City J2 School District. Before that, he spent the last 6 years as the Principal and Director of Teaching & Learning at the Wheatland J1 School District. Prior to that he served as an Assistant Principal and Principal at both LGMS and Eastview Elementary School within the Lake Geneva J1 School District. At the start of his career, he was a coach, an 8th grade and 5th grade teacher in the Burlington Area School District. 

"We are thrilled to welcome Halbesma as the new Superintendent of the Delavan-Darien School District," said Dave Henriott, President of the Board of Education. "His passion for education and unwavering commitment to serving students, staff, and families align perfectly with the values of our District. We are confident that Halbesma will lead with integrity and dedication, guiding our District to new heights of academic excellence."

Halbesma expressed enthusiasm for the opportunity to serve as Superintendent, stating, "I am honored and excited to join the Delavan-Darien School District family, it was great to meet many staff and community members during the interview process, which solidified my anticipation to join the Comet team. I look forward to collaborating with all stakeholders to ensure every student receives a high-quality education and has the support they need to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally."

As Superintendent, Halbesma will work closely with the Board of Education, District leadership team, and community stakeholders to advance the District's strategic goals, enhance student achievement, and promote a culture of continuous improvement.

The Delavan-Darien School District extends its heartfelt appreciation to the staff, families and community members who participated in the selection process. Your valuable insights and feedback were instrumental in identifying the best candidate to lead our District going forward.

Halbesma will officially assume the role of Superintendent on July 1, 2024.
Please join us in welcoming Drew Halbesma to the Delavan-Darien School District.