CHARLEVOIX — Beginning today, Monday, the Charlevoix Public Schools Board of Education will begin interviewing candidates for the position of school superintendent.
The school board narrowed the candidate field from 25 to six during a recent meeting, and will interview the candidates at two public meetings. The first meeting will run from 6-8 p.m. today, Monday, and the second meeting will run from 6-10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20.
"We spent close to two and a half hours going over our 25 job applicants to determine the six candidates," said John McClean, school board president.
The board used the organization, the Michigan Association of School Boards, to aid in its job search. The association gave the board the ability to create a profile that included all of the qualities they were looking for in a superintendent. Job applicants then filled out similar paperwork, and the board was able to cross-reference their profiles to determine the candidate pool.
"I really believe we have got a very quality group of individuals to interview next week," McClean said. "We are very pleased with the diverse group of folks we have had, and very pleased with the job-searching process. We are confident we're going to find someone in that group that we will choose as our next superintendent."
The board will first consider Stephen Larcomb, who is currently superintendent of the Pleasant Local School District in Marion, Ohio., and Joann Spry, administrator of transportation, athletics and grant writing at St. Louis Public School District in St. Louis, Mich.
The candidates interviewed on June 20 will be Charles Muncatchy, superintendent of Jalen Rose Leadership Academy in Detroit; Robert Gendron, superintendent and kindergarten through 12th grade principal for Pentwater Public School District in Pentwater; Susan Miko, superintendent of Patrick Henry School District in Hamler, Ohio; and Scott Riley, current superintendent and kindergarten through 12th grade principal of the Camden-Frontier School District in Camden.
Charlevoix's previous superintendent, Chet Janik, stepped down in February after five years in the position, accepting a position to serve as the county administrator of Leelanau County Board of Commissioners.
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