3 chosen as AAPS superintendent finalists

UPDATE: Times are being scheduled for a public forum, allowing residents to meet finalist candidates. The date/time of board final interviews and deliberation on a new school chief has not bee finalized.

The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education has selected three finalists for the post of superintendent and is expected to choose a candidate  on March 6. sometime this weekend.

Following interviews this week with six semi-finalists, the following three finalists were chosen to return for interviews in the district:

Patricia Green
Patricia Green
Shelley Redinger
Shelley Redinger
Michael Muñoz
Michael Muñoz
  • Patricia Green – superintendent of North Allegheny School District;, a Pennsylvania district with 8,100 students.
  • Michael Muñoz –  chief academic officer of Des Moines Public Schools, an Iowa district with approximately 31,900 students.
  • Shelley Redinger –  superintendent of the Oregon Trail School District, an Oregon district with approximately 3,900 students.

Full biographies can be found on the Board of Education page on the district’s website and resumés of the finalists can be downloaded at the site.

A board committee comprised of trustees Susan Baskett, Glenn Nelson and Christine Stead are assigned to conduct site visits to the home communities of the finalists the week of Feb. 21. The public is being invited to submit questions for the team to ask during their site visits. Send those suggestions to Amy Osinski at osinski@aaps.k12.mi.us.

Final interviews at community forums are being scheduled for early March with times and place to be determined. The board is tentatively scheduled to make a decision about a new superintendent shortly after the forums, at a yet-to-be-determined time and place. On Sunday, March 6, the Board is scheduled to conduct a final interview, review surveys from the forums and select a candidate.

The chosen candidate will replace Todd Roberts, who resigned last fall. Interim Superintendent Robert Allen, the district’s Deputy Superintendent for Operations, has served in the lead role since Roberts departed and was not a candidate for the post.

The board has been assisted in the search by Ray & Associates, the consulting firm hired to take applications and guide the process.

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