Ann Arbor Public Schools superintendent interviews begin Monday
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The two-day process will be held at the Courtyard Marriott at 3205 Boardwalk Boulevard in Ann Arbor. The Board of Education finalized a list of questions for the six candidates last week.
During Monday's session, which is expected to last until about 5 p.m., the following candidates will be interviewed:
- Jeanice Kerr Swift, assistant superintendent of Colorado Springs District 11 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
- Brian Osborne, superintendent of South Orange-Maplewood School District in New Jersey
- Richard Faidley, superintendent of Derry Township Schools in Hershey, Pa.
Interviews Tuesday will begin at 8 a.m. The following candidates will be interviewed then:
- Henry Hastings, instructor at Eastern Michigan University College of Business
- Sandra Harris, retired superintendent of Oak Park School District in Oak Park
- Benjamin Edmondson, principal of Roberto Clemente High School in Ann Arbor
After all the candidates have been interviewed Tuesday, the Board of Education will meet with its search firm, Ray & Associates, to narrow the field to two or three finalists.
School board President Deb Mexicotte said she anticipates the meeting will last from about 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The interviews are open to the public.
Board members plan to visit the finalists' districts July 10-13.
Ann Arbor Public Schools Superintendent Patricia Green's retirement is effective July 9. Hired on a five-year contract in July 2011, Green will leave after two years in the position.
In the interim period, David Comsa, the district's legal counsel and deputy superintendent of human resources and legal services, has been named the interim chief superintendent.
On July 15 and 16, the finalists will meet with various constituent groups and the public. Mexicotte said she anticipates public candidate presentations in the morning and public question and answer sessions in the early evening.
The next time the school board will convene will be July 17 at the Courtyard Marriott, when it expects to select a superintendent.