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The Past and Present Come Together as Superintendents Meet

September 19, 2011MCSD Superintendents

Former Monticello Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert J. Kaiser met with new Superintendent of Schools Daniel A. Teplesky to share some district history, sage advice and a few laughs.

Dr. Kaiser, for whom the middle school is named, worked in Monticello for 38 years, beginning as a high school math teacher in 1950, then as assistant principal and principal. He began working as the assistant superintendent for the district in 1969 which eventually led to his appointment as superintendent in 1973. He expressed that he has nothing but good memories about his time serving Monticello and noted that with the many jobs he held during his tenure, the only thing he didn’t do was drive a bus.

When asked about the Robert J. Kaiser Middle School being a tribute to his legacy, he said, “Buildings are usually named after people who are dead, I was honored to be nominated and thrilled that I was still alive to see it!”

Dr. Kaiser retired from the district in 1988 and eventually became a snowbird living part of the year in his Monticello residence and part-time in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Photo: Former Monticello Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert J, Kaiser, now 82-years-old, right, welcomes the district’s new leader, Daniel A. Teplesky.