Town Hall Meetings to Start With Superintendent Candidates
Starting Tuesday, you have the chance to meet each of the Washoe County superintendent candidates at town hall meetings.
Two internal candidates, two administrators from outside Nevada and a Clark County School District official are among five finalists for the Washoe County schools superintendent post.
The district announced the five candidates last Wednesday.
Among the finalists are deputy superintendent Jane Woodburn and chief school accountability officer Paul LaMarca, both of Washoe County School District.
Administrator Judy Peppler of the Wake County Public School System in Raleigh, N.C., and Chicago Public Schools administrator Harrison Peters also made the cut.
From southern Nevada, Clark County School District deputy superintendent Pedro Martinez is a finalist.
The search comes as Superintendent Heath Morrison prepares to leave June 30 to take the helm at Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools in North Carolina.
"Input from the community is crucial to this process," said Ken Grein, president of the Washoe County School District Board of Trustees. "During these public meetings, we welcomed the community's ideas and concerns, and we are dedicated to finding the best person to lead our District into the future."
The public conversation continues next week when the finalists come to Washoe County to meet with the community and Board members. Public townhall meetings are scheduled for June 26, 27, and 28 at 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. at the National Automobile Museum. If you are not able to participate in the community townhall meetings, there are several other ways to learn about the candidates and provide feedback to the Board, including:
Tune in live and watch the Board of Trustees interview each finalist. The candidate interviews with the Board will be streamed lived on the WCSD website from 7 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. the days the finalists are in town. Each candidate will be interviewed for one hour and 15 minutes.
Learn more about each finalist by watching their introductory videos, which will be posted on the WCSD website upon the completion of all candidate interviews.
If you are not able to attend the community townhall meetings, please feel free to attend another public meeting that is scheduled for the finalists.
Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash tag #WCSDsupt.
Sunday, May 19 2013 7:02 PM EDT2013-05-19 23:02:30 GMT
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