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Moffat County Board of Education picks 4 superintendent finalists

Interviews with the finalists are scheduled for May 10







— The Moffat County Board of Education has announced four finalists for the superintendent's position: Timothy Bronk, Tom Meyer, James Stroder and David Ulrich.

Board President Darrell Camilletti said interviews with the candidates are planned for May 10, with the school board conducting 90-minute interviews and three community-and-district-staff committees conducting hour-long interview sessions. The start date for the new superintendent is July 1.

Colorado Association of School Boards is facilitating the superintendent search.

According to information from MCSD, Bronk serves as superintendent for Laurel Public Schools, in Montana; Meyer works as superintendent for the Bellevue Community School District, in Iowa; Stroder is the superintendent of Gardiner Public Schools, in Montana; and Ulrich is the deputy director of secondary education for North Kansas City Schools, in Missouri.

Camilletti said the district received 14 applications, with nine from out of state and five from within state. Those five, he said, included candidates from within the district.

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Of the 14 applicants, Camilletti said, only one was a woman.

"We were surprised by that," he said.

About 32 percent of the state's current superintendents are women, said Melissa Gibson, director of membership and strategic partners for the Colorado Association of School Executives.

Joe Watt, director of communications for CASB, said the community interview committees developed from focus groups conducted by CASB Assistant Executive Director Mark DeVoti. DeVoti, Watt explained, collected the names of people interested in serving on the committees and passed them along to the school board.

"The board worked to create representative committees," Watt said.

Watt said the community-based committees would produce evaluations of the candidates without submitting an overall recommendation or ranking.

"They'll make it clear where they felt (candidates) had strengths that matched up with the community values," he said.

Watt said DeVoti received an ample number of applicants to serve on the community interview groups.

"He said it was an active and interested community," Watt added.

As the district conducts its search for a superintendent, Morris Ververs, from Simla, Colorado, is serving as an independent contractor consultant.

Contact Michael Neary at 970-875-1794 or mneary@CraigDailyPress.com or follow him on Twitter @CDP_Education.