The St. Michael-Albertville school board announced their six semifinalists for the superintendent job today.
Out of the six, one name is already familiar to the STMA community. Dr. Ann-Marie Foucault, the school district’s current Albertville Primary principal and Director of Curriculum and Staff Development, has been named to the list. Foucault was also in the running as a top three candidate the last time STMA sought a new superintendent.
Four other semifinalists are currently living and working in Minnesota. William (Bill) Adams, current superintendent of the Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton school district, Evan Gough, current superintendent of the Blue Earth Area School District, Dean Jennissen, current high school principal in the Dassel-Cokato school district, and Noel Schmidt, current middle school principal in the White Bear Lake school district.
One lone candidate hails from much farther away: Edward Graff, who is currently as superintendent of the Anchorage, Alaska school district.
The school board will interview the six semifinalists on April 12 and 13, and the board will receive feedback on the interviews from a panel comprised of a principal, support staff, custodial maintenance staff, certified staff, community education staff, coaches, business/community members and parents.
Finalist interviews are tentatively scheduled for the end of April. In addition to interviews, on-site visits will be conducted with finalists before selecting a superintendent. The final selection will be made during a special board meeting on Monday, May 9.