Kremmling " West Grand school board selects panelists for superintendent search |

Kremmling " West Grand school board selects panelists for superintendent search

Katie Looby
Grand County, Colorado

The West Grand Board of Education on Tuesday selected interested community members and district staff to serve on the screening and interview committees for the superintendent search.

The screening will take place the first week March, while interviews will be conducted Friday, March 27.

The district plans to make a selection that night, and Board of Education President Larry Banman could offer the superintendent position to a candidate that weekend. The new superintendent could take over by June.

Former Superintendent Jeff Perry resigned Oct. 17, and since then Paul Reese has filled in as interim superintendent until a the superintendent is hired.

The screening committee members will be divided into two groups. They include: Cheryl Brown, Chris Brown, Kim Cameron, Elizabeth Carmichael, Leslie Crosby, PK-8 School Principal Kelly Farrell, Lynn Frederickson, Audrey Gasvoda, Lori Haack, Debbie Manuel, Kathy Matney, Therese McElroy, Pam Music, Rynda Parrott, Mary Read, Reese, Douglas Richards, Brianna Robertson, Leslie Roller, Chris Sammons, Melanie Schmidt, Dave Skinner, Kremmling Police Chief Scott Spade, Marveen Terryberry, Jenny Uren and Margie Wass.

The Interview Committee will include: Todd Bittner, Michele DeSanti, Farrell, Perry Handyside, District Secretary Linda Haynes, Leo Pesch, District Director of Finance Martha Schake and Nellie Thomson.

“The board is thrilled at the positive response to serve on the screening and interview committees,” Banman said. “It is an outstanding group and we appreciate their dedication to work together to make this very important decision.”

A Colorado Association of School Boards consultant will give the screening committee applications from applicants who meet the district’s criteria. Each screening group will look at the applications, and select three to six candidates who best meet the criteria the best, Banman said.

The interview committee will interview the candidates who make it through the screening committee. The Board of Education will then interview the candidates, and open a community forum that night for the candidate to answer questions. The board will take input from the interview committee to make its selection.

– Cindi Urie who recently took a district paraprofessional position resigned because of personal reasons. The West Grand Board of Education hired Jenny Nikbakht as a half-time kindergarten paraprofessional Tuesday.

” Katie Looby covers government and education for the Sky-Hi Daily News. You may reach her at 887-3334 ext. 19601 or

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