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By Dena Wood
The Times 

Superintendent Search is Underway


WAITSBURG – Dr. Bill Jordan of Northwest Leadership Associates met with school board members in executive session prior to the Feb. 8 regular board meeting and told the board that 10 to 12 candidates have expressed interest in the district superintendent position that Dr. Carol Clarke will retire from on June 30. Clarke reviewed the search timeline with those in attendance.

Applications are due Feb. 17 and the board will meet in executive session on March 1to review them and choose preliminary interview candidates. Preliminary interviews will be held on March 7-8. All board members, as well as an interview observer panel, will hear the interviews.

The observer panel will consist of 10-12 staff and community members who will listen, but will not be allowed to ask questions. They will be coached by Dr. Jordan prior to the interviews regarding their role.

Final candidates will be selected following the March 7-8 interviews, with final interviews scheduled for March 21-23. The formatting for the final interviews hasn’t been finalized but the board will select a panel that will allow different organizations and community groups to participate.


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