From AAPSNews Service
The Ann Arbor Board of Education will interview six semi-finalist candidates this week for the position of superintendent, the district’s top administrative post.
All selected candidates have recent experience as top executives in public school districts across the country. The board was assisted in the search by Ray & Associates, the consulting firm hired to take applications and guide the process.
Interviews before the school board are scheduled to take over three days and will be done at the Courtyard Marriott, 3205 Boardwalk, Ann Arbor. They are open to the public and scheduled in two-hour blocks. There will be no public participation in the sessions.
The board is expected to meet after the final interview on Friday to deliberate and select finalists so that site visits the week of Feb. 21 and open forum interviews can be scheduled the week of Feb. 28.
Semi-finalist nterviews are scheduled for:
Tuesday, Feb. 15:
- 1-3 p.m. – Patricia Green, superintendent of North Allegheny School District;, a Pennsylvania district with 8,100 students.
Wednesday, Feb. 16:
- 1-3 p.m. – Manuel Rodriguez – assistant superintendent of the Baltimore County Public Schools, a Maryland district with approximately 104,000 students
- 3:15-5:15 p.m. – William DeFrance – superintendent of the Eaton Rapids Public Schools, a mid-Michigan district with 3,000 students
- 6-8 p.m. – Shelley Redinger – superintendent of the Oregon Trail School District, an Oregon district with approximately 3,900 students
Friday, Feb. 18:
- 1-3 p.m. – Paul Long – chief executive officer of Pennsbury School District, a Pennsylvania district with 11,200 students
- 3:15-5:15 p.m. – Michael Muñoz – chief academic officer of Des Moines Public Schools, an Iowa district with approximately 31,900 students
The chosen candidate will replace Todd Roberts, who resigned last fall. Robert Allen, the district’s Deputy Superintendent for Operations, has served as interim superintendent since Roberts departed and was not a candidate for the post.
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