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The Suburbanite
  • Green 'super' search down to five

  • Forty applied to be the next Green Local Schools superintendent and five have interviewed for the job.

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  • Forty applied to be the next Green Local Schools superintendent and five have interviewed for the job.
    “We are very pleased with the number and quality of the candidates that have applied for the superintendent position,” Board President Steve Foster said referring most questions to board member Bob Campbell who is heading the superintendent search committee.
    During the first week in June, board members interviewed Amanda Hogue-Gardinsky, Dennis Honkala, Tod Hug, Debra Kennedy and Jeffrey Miller.
    It’s likely that the board will announce its choice for superintendent by the end of the month. During its regular monthly meeting in May, Foster announced that plans were to have the new superintendent in place by July 1.
    Foster also indicted at the board meeting that six semi-finalists will be chosen from the pool of applicants and interviewed.
    One of those semi-finalists since pulled their name from consideration.
    According to Campbell, the district is looking for many qualities in the new superintendent.
    “We are looking for someone that communicates well with the board and the community as a whole,” said Campbell.
    Green is also looking for someone to take the district to a higher level, someone with a vision who committed to long-term leadership.
    To find its superintendent, the board partnered with Finding Leaders, LLC at a cost of $7,500. The firm has lead two previous searches for the district, including the search that lead to Superintendent Mike Nutter’s hiring.
    Currently, Green has no assistant superintendent. It was a position Nutter eliminated as a cost-cutting measure. District officials have not determined if the assistant superintendent position will be re-established once a new superintendent is hired
    “At this time,” Campbell said, “we are not locked into one particular option about an assistant superintendent as we want to listen to the ideas of the new superintendent.”
    Nutter, who was expected to step down from his position at the end of July has changed the date of his departure to July 1.
    Nutter was not in attendance at the May board of education meeting.