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Superintendent search down to two candidates

The number of finalists for superintendent of the Sitka School District has been cut from three to two.

Eddie Campbell and Mary Wegner will be interviewed by the school board and district staff in Sitka next week (Thu 2-13-14).

The school board convened on Thursday night (2-6-14) to discuss the applicants for superintendent, and immediately went into executive session. When they emerged, board President Lon Garrison said that a third candidate, Joseph Krause, is no longer in the running. Krause is currently a teacher in the Kodiak School District.

Garrison did not discuss why the board had decided to interview only two of the three finalists.

“We decided that one of them was not a good fit for us,” Garrison said.

School board member Cass Pook was absent.

Of the two remaining candidates, Eddie Campbell is currently the superintendent of schools in Parsons, West Virginia. Mary Wegner is the current assistant superintendent of the Sitka School District.

Campbell and Wegner will be in Sitka next week. On Wednesday, February 12, there will be a meet and greet with the public at Sitka High School, from 5 to 6:30pm.

The candidates will then have three interviews on Thursday, February 13: one with current Superintendent Steve Bradshaw; an interview with district staff; and an interview with the school board, which is open to the public. The public interviews will take place in the district office board room at Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School.

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