Wendy Peterson has served as superintendent of Lincoln Hills & Copper Lake Schools since April of last year. Next week, she'll begin working as the facility's education director.
Peterson asked officials at the state Department of Corrections for the transfer. She said serving as superintendent at the youth prison near Irma, WI was keeping her from her family.
The facility's deputy superintendent will take over for Peterson, while a search is underway for a permanent replacement.
Peterson's predecessor was Wayne Olson, who held the job for four months.