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Superintendent final cut read at Thursday School Board Meeting

Exhaustive search nears final selection. Now the choice is in the hands of the five member Adair County School Board - Floyd Burton, Rebecca Turner, Joseph Payne, Mike Harris and Marsha Walker. Board will interview the finalists and then select a successor to Superintendent Darrell Treece, before his term ends on June 30, 2012
The Superintendent Selection Committee included Chairperson: David Herbst and - Teachers: Loretta Rainwater and Pam Geisselhardt; - Principal: Patty Jones; - Classified employee: Jason Rector; - Board representative: Mike Harris

By Ed Waggener

At last night's Adair County School Board, the three finalists to be the next Adair County School Superintendent were read by Search Committee Chair David Herbst.

One of the three is an Adair Countian, Alan W. Reed. The other two are Mark Thomas and Marvin Welch. The selection committee made no preference among the three.

After reading the letter, Mr. Herbst said, "Our job is finished. Now it is in your hands."

The letter Mr. Herbst read follows:
May 17, 2012:

Mr. Floyd Burton
Chairperson Adair County Board of Education
1204 Greensburg Street
Columbia, KY

Re: Superintendent Selection

Dear Chairperson Burton and Members of the Adair County School Board:

On behalf of the Superintendent Selection Committee, I am writing to inform you of our work and submit names for consideration as the next Superintendent of the Adair County School Board.

The committee held its first meeting on Thursday, May 3rd. During this meeting, we began the process of reviewing the 15 resumes submitted for consideration from interested applicants. We continued this review of resumes on Tuesday, May 8th. After several hours of discussion, the committee narrowed the 15 applicants to five (5) persons we chose to personally interview as part of our process.

The Board attorney contacted the five (5) finalists by telephone to schedule interviews. One of the five was not available. We conducted interviews on Monday, May 14th, and Wednesday, May 16th. We were very pleased with the quality of the individuals seeking the position of Superintendent for our school system.

After conducting personal interviews and further discussion among the committee, we recommend the following three (3) individuals for consideration of the Superintendent's position:
  • Alan Reed
  • Mark Thomas
  • Marvin Welch
On behalf of the committee, we thank you for the honor to serve and be involved in this process of selecting a new Superintendent to lead the Adair County Schools. We truly enjoyed our work and wish you the very best in your decision.

s/David Herbst

There was no announcement of exactly when the final choice will be made. The next regular meeting of the School Board is the third Thursday, June 21, 2012. The board's regular meetings are at 7pmCT, at the Board Conference Room, 1204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.

This story was posted on 2012-05-18 05:31:48
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