Dennis Bussen officially retired three years ago from a long career in public education, but he continues to offer his services to schools seeking an interim principal.

Bussen, a former Muskego High School principal, has been named Waukesha South High School's interim principal for the remainder of the 2015-16 school year.

It's the second time in the last two years Bussen has been given a high school's interim principal tag.

Prior to the 2014-15 school year, Bussen was appointed principal at Muskego High School following the resignation of the school's principal. He held that role for the entire school year.

Bussen wasn't far removed from the district. He was also the school's principal for 11 years from 2001 to 2012.

He then moved up within the district as an assistant superintendent for one year before retiring at the end of the 2012-13 school year.

Now, after after a semester without the interim principal title, he's back in that role.

At Waukesha South, Bussen replaces Timothy Joynt, who left his post to become the director of instruction with the Shorewood School District, an administrative position. Joynt's last day at Waukesha South was Friday, Jan. 22.

The principal's position at South is posted online at, along with other district vacancies. Applications are due by Feb. 7.

The principal selected to take over on a full-time basis will start in July.

Another available position is at Horning Middle School. The district is seeking a replacement for principal Mark Wagner, who is retiring at the end of the school year. Wagner's last day with the district is June 30.

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