SPENCERVILLE — The Spencerville school board met in executive session Wednesday night to look over the dozen applications it received for the superintendent’s job.
It’s a job being vacated by Dennis Fuge, who announced his retirement recently. He leaves the district at the end of February after 39 years in the school district, the last six as superintendent.
The board looked through the list of applicants and narrowed their search by half.
“We’re impressed with the six that we have. We’re looking forward to those interviews,” said John Goecke, board president.”I think we have a pretty good group. Yeah, there’s a lot of different, wide variety of different backgrounds and different skill sets, so we’re eager to talk to these folks.”
Each candidate had to submit a letter of interest outlining qualifications and the reason they’re interested in the position, a copy of a current Ohio School Superintendent Certificate/License or evidence that one is obtainable; an updated resume; three current letters of professional reference and a sample communication to staff, community or board of education.
Interviews with the finalists are expected to start the week of Nov. 11.
“We’re going to bring those six folks in, and we’ll be talking to those and then from those interviews, that’ll determine what our next step will be,” Goecke said. “We have an idea what we want to do, will narrow it down to another number, and then we’ll go with a second round (of interviews) after that.”
No specific information on the finalists was given out after the executive session.
Craig Kupferberg, superintendent of the Allen County Educational Service Center, is assisting the school board in the search for Fuge’s successor.
“I’m very impressed with the quality and variety (of applicants), with a good variety of a lot of different experiences and areas that people come from. It will likely be a tough decision for the board,” Kupferberg said.
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