Meet the Superintendent

Duane BarkHi, my name is Duane Bark.  As Superintendent of Markesan District Schools, I would like to welcome you to Markesan District Schools and our website while encouraging you to take the time to review the information provided.  I am very pleased and excited to have the opportunity to serve as Superintendent of Markesan District Schools.  As a past teacher, coach and administrator at other districts, I can personally attest to the strong curricular and co-curricular traditions in this district.

The success of our district is a direct result of the dedication, teamwork and preparation of our administrators, teachers, and support personnel.  The passion and commitment of this group of educators teamed with our very involved Board of Education, with the support and involvement of our parents and community members has helped build this rich tradition in education excellence.

Our district has a wide range of quality academic and co-curricular programs designed to meet my vision as Superintendent: “To be Wisconsin’s best small town school district.”  We strive to give every student the opportunity to succeed in a safe and nurturing environment.  We also focus on each student, according to their individual needs, to help him/her reach their potential, not only as a current student, but also as a future adult member of society.  Educating Every Student Every Day!

Please take the time to stop and visit our schools and get a personal look at what we have to offer your children.


Duane Bark, Superintendent/Director of Athletics
Markesan District Schools