RANDOLPH — When long-time Educational Service Unit administrator Bob Uhing retires later this year he will be replaced by a man that is very familiar with Randolph.
Bill Heimann is ready to step in and take over the duties as administrator of the Educational Service Unit #1 in Wakefield.
Heimann, a native of Fremont, began his career as a social science teacher at the Randolph Public School.
Heimann’s first year of teaching at Randolph proved to be a good experience.
“People in Randolph were very supportive of the school. Randolph has a lot of good families. We had good students,” Heimann said. “I got to know the other staff members and we had a good time working together.”
Heimann still keeps in contact with some of the teachers he worked with while he was in Randolph.
“I still talk to them once in awhile. I realize how much they care about the students,” he said. “I was able to work with Marlene Uhing when she at the Randolph School. The first year she was Superintendent at Randolph was my last year at the school.”
Heimann said he has stayed in touch with Bob Uhing and his wife, Marlene, who served as the Randolph School Superintendent for a few years.
“I feel very privileged to follow in his (Bob Uhing’s) footsteps at ESU,” Heimann said.
Those first few years of teaching at the Randolph School had a lasting impact on Heimann.
“The lessons I learned while I was teaching at the school in Randolph I still use today,” Heimann said. “It is about being supportive of the students. In my job as administrator at ESU that is what I will be doing – helping the schools be supportive of the students.”
Heimann is currently serving as superintendent of the Waverly School District and has been in that position since 2009.
Heimann completed his doctoral work at the University of South Dakota. After leaving the Randolph School, he served as principal (1999-2007) and then as superintendent (2007-09) of the Wakefield Community Schools.
Heimann was selected for the position from a well-qualified group of candidates following a comprehensive search process.
Heimann will assume the position of administrator for ESU #1 effective July 1 of this year, succeeding Dr. Bob Uhing, who is retiring.
He and his wife, Jenny, have two children, Blake and Abby.