Dexter Community Schools gearing up to select district's next superintendent
According to a report in the Dexter Leader, the posting for the superintendent position is about to close and the first round of public interviews has been set for the week of March 25.
The first round of interviews will be conducted by Dexter Community Schools staff members and a second group of candidates will be chosen from this process to advance to the next round, the Leader said.
A second series of interviews will take place the week of April 8 when the candidates are expected to visit the district and its facilities, the Leader reported. According to the article, the second round of interviews and the school visits will be open to the public, as well as to staff and students. Finalist will be selected after the visits.
Former Dexter Superintendent Mary Marshall, who had been with the district for 20 years, resigned in October to take a superintendent's position with Pentwater Public Schools. Pentwater is a small district of 283 students in a beach town along Lake Michigan. Dexter schools had fall enrollment of 3,566.
In October, Marshall told AnnArbor.com that Pentwater's quaintness, its strong community and lifestyle appealed to her and that the town fits her "longer range life plan" for her family.
Dennis Desmarais, a longtime educator from the Riverview Community School District, has been serving as the interim superintendent for Dexter schools since Marshall's departure in December.