Ivan Thompson - Director of Human Resources
Ivan Thompson serves the District in the role of Director of Human Resources. The Director of Human Resources provides leadership, coordination, and management for all aspects of the District's personnel functions, including planning, budgeting, employment, evaluation, salary administration, base wage negotiations, and handbook administration to ensure that quality services are provided to the staff of the Watertown Unified School District.
Mr. Thompson has been employed in the Watertown School District since 1989 and has been fortunate to have served in a number of District capacities. He is a graduate of UW-Whitewater, UW-LaCrosse, and has earned further certifications through Whitewater, Concordia, and Marion Universities.
Ivan is married to Jody and his family includes four children, two step-children, and, one of the highlights of his life, four grandchildren. Two of the grandchildren are currently students in the Watertown School District.
Ivan has been excited about the various roles he has served in the Watertown Unified School District. He is very appreciative of the education his six children received in the Watertown District…and the fact that the teaching staff well-prepared them for the demands of higher education and life after graduation from higher education.
Ivan believes the Watertown community is an excellent community in which to raise a family and the Watertown Unified School District provides everything a parent could desire for their children’s educational future!