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December 10, 2002

ISD's principal included among superintendent hopefuls

From: Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, IA - 10 Dec 2002

Staff Writer

Four of the five candidates for the superintendent's position at Iowa School for the Deaf had to travel anywhere from several hundred to several thousand miles for their interviews last week.

The fifth candidate, on the other hand, didn't have to leave the campus.

Steven Slater, ISD's high school principal, was joined by the other four candidates for on-campus interviews conducted Dec. 2 through last Friday, said Richard Hurtig, chairman of the ISD Superintendent Search Committee.

The other candidates are as follows:

- Jon C. Green, superintendent of the South Dakota School for the Deaf.

- George M. Stailey, superintendent of the Indiana School for the Deaf.

- Jeanne Glidden Prickett, administrator for the Hawaii Center for the Deaf and Blind.

- Todd S. Reeves, director of special education for the Tacoma Wash., Public Schools.

Only one interview was scheduled per day, so each candidate met with ISD students, faculty and staff and had the opportunity to meet with members of the deaf community.

According to a press release, the ISD Superintendent Search Committee will meet this week to select at least three finalists to be interviewed by the Board of Regents following the on-campus interviews. The three finalists are expected to be announced later this week.

The Board of Regents will meet later this month to select the superintendent.

The Board of Regents appointed the 11-member search committee in June to assist with the search for a successor to the current superintendent, William Johnson, who is slated to retire Sept. 1, 2003.

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