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December 12, 2002

New ISD superintendent may be chosen Saturday

From: Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, IA - 12 Dec 2002

Staff Writer

The final three candidates vying for the superintendent's position at Iowa School for the Deaf have been selected, and one may be selected as early as Saturday to replace current Superintendent William Johnson.

Barbara Boose with the Iowa Board of Regents said a decision is "anticipated" when the Board interviews the three finalists at the Four Points Sheraton in Des Moines Saturday.

Steven Slater, ISD's high school principal, was joined by four other candidates for on-campus interviews conducted Dec. 2 through last Friday, said Richard Hurtig, chairman of the ISD Superintendent Search Committee in a press release. The search committee then selected the three finalists and forwarded the information to the Board of Regents.

The three finalists are:

n Jeanne Glidden Prickett, administrator for the Hawaii Center for the Deaf and Blind with the Hawaii Department of Education. Prickett has been with the HCDB since 1996 and holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in Education, and a doctorate in Special Education, all from Illinois State University.

n Todd Reeves, director of special education for the Tacoma (Wa.) Public School system. Reeves has been with the school system since 1998, and holds a bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders from Pacific University, a master's degree in Deaf Education and a master's degree equivalent in clinical audiology from Lamar University as well as a law degree from the University of Washington School of Law.

n George Stailey, superintendent of the Indiana School for the Deaf. Stailey joined the school in 1995 and holds a bachelor's degree in Education from Illinois State University and a master's degree in Education from Butler University.

The Board of Regents will meet with the candidates in executive session, and Boose said the board is expected to reconvene from closed session around 3 p.m.

The Board will decide at that time whether to announce a successor for Johnson, who will officially retire Sept. 1, 2003.

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