Names of Duluth superintendent candidates released
The candidates, chosen by hired consultant BWP & Associates, were approved by the Duluth School Board to bring in for interviews Tuesday.
The names of the six Duluth school district superintendent candidates were released Wednesday afternoon.
The candidates, chosen by hired consultant BWP & Associates, were approved by the Duluth School Board to bring in for interviews Tuesday . The candidates are:
Michael Funk, superintendent at Albert Lea school district in Minnesota.
Ron Wagner, associate superintendent, Minneapolis Public Schools.
Fabby Williams, school support officer (area superintendent) at Guilford County Schools in North Carolina.
Jim Wagner, superintendent at Johnson County School District #1 in Buffalo, Wyoming.
Greg Pilewski, deputy superintendent, Queen Anne's County Public Schools in Centreville, Maryland.
John Magas, associate superintendent of continuous improvement, Green Bay Area Public Schools in Wisconsin.
First-round interviews are tentatively scheduled for March 19 at 4 p.m. and March 20 at 8 a.m. After the first round of interviews, the School Board is expected to choose two or three candidates to bring back for second-round interviews March 23-25.
“We have a strong slate of candidates and look forward to meeting them and hearing from them next week,” Board Chair Jill Lofald said in a news release.
Jim Wagner was recently a finalist for the Grand Rapids, Minnesota, superintendent position and was a semifinalist for the Hermantown superintendent position, but dropped out of consideration for that job before the first-round interviews.
Current Duluth superintendent Bill Gronseth's contract with the school district ends in June. He announced his resignation in March 2019. Gronseth is a finalist for a superintendent job at St. Peter Public Schools in southern Minnesota. He is scheduled to interview for the second time Thursday.
This story was updated at 3:31 p.m. March 11 with additional information. It was originally posted at 2:48 p.m. March 11.