School Board leaders talk about the hiring of a new superintendent on Action Line

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau School Board is hard at work looking for an interim and eventually permanent replacement for Superintendent Mark Miller who announced last week that he will be leaving the position effective August 15.

    The board conducted a special meeting Friday evening to accept Miller's resignation and start the process for hiring an interim superintendent.

    The leaders of the school board, President Brian Holst, Vice President Josh Keaton, and Clerk Andi Story were guests on Action Line Monday to talk about the process.

    Staff possessing a superintendent's certificate has been invited to express their interest in the position by Wednesday.  A meet and greet with the public will be held with candidates sometime Thursday at a time and location yet to be announced.

    There are  four candidates right now.  They  include Director of Student Services Bridgett Weiss, Thunder Mountain High School Principal Daniel Larson, Human Resources Director Darryl Smith  Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School Principal Molly Yerkes.

    Keaton said  they will retain the services of a search firm to help find the permanent replacement.  Preliminary work would include netting public feedback, soliciting for candidates, and then vetting the candidates.   He said all of that wouldn't happen until November or December.  He envisions the board making a hire in the spring with the new superintendent to begin work  in time for the next school year.

    The school board leaders said its entirely possible whomever is selected as the interim superintendent could be selected for the position on a permanent basis.


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