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Superintendent Search Update

The Linn-Mar Community School District Board of Directors would like to provide an update on the superintendent hiring process. The board recently met with staff at Grundmeyer Leader Services to review the candidate pool.

The position was posted and resulted in 13 candidates, including four from outside the state of Iowa. The pool included nine male candidates, three female candidates, and one candidate who chose no response. At least 10 candidates possess five or more years of district leadership experience.

After the review of candidates’ application materials, references, licensure verification, and social media, five candidates were selected for screening interviews, which will take place March 10. The screening process will allow the board to further evaluate the candidates’ qualifications for the position and narrow the process to three finalists.

The search consultants will set up and facilitate the screening interviews, and finalists will be publicly named shortly after those interviews take place. The desired qualifications identified by the district and board will continue to drive the hiring process.

Stakeholders will soon be contacted to serve on the formal interview teams. These groups will include students, staff, teachers, administrators, and community members. Each person will provide the board with feedback on the finalists after the interviews.

The board will conduct formal interviews with the finalists on Wednesday, March 22. The new superintendent will officially begin leading the Linn-Mar Community School District on July 1, 2023.