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Posted on Tue, Mar 22, 2011 : 12:40 p.m.

One candidate for WISD superintendent position removes name from consideration

By Kyle Feldscher

There is one less candidate for the Washtenaw Intermediate School District’s open superintendent position.

Thomas Langdon, superintendent of the Big Rapids Public Schools, withdrew his application and accepted the position of superintendent of Sturgis Public Schools in St. Joseph County, according to a release from the WISD.

Langdon was scheduled to be interviewed by the WISD school board at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Christine Beardsley, superintendent of the Oscoda Area Schools, will interview at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday as opposed to the previously scheduled 8 p.m. meeting that same day.

The WISD school board is conducting five interviews this week and next for the superintendent position. The district is looking to replace William Miller, who retired at the end of 2010 after 12 years as WISD superintendent.

Richard Leyshock, the WISD’s former assistant superintendent for student services, has been serving as interim superintendent since the beginning of 2011. He removed himself from consideration for the permanent position.

Kyle Feldscher covers K-12 education for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.