School staff will soon receive memoranda informing them of the new superintendent chosen to lead Siuslaw schools.
According to Paul Burns, school board chairman, the public and press will be notified of the choice at Wednesday’s school board meeting, after the staff has been informed.
“We didn’t want them to read about our decision in the paper. We wanted them to hear about it from us,” he said.
Hiring of the new superintendent is subject to formal approval.
Current Superintendent Jeff Davis is retiring June 30. The new superintendent will begin the position July 1.
Last month a field of 14 candidates was pared down to three finalists: Susan Follmer, Curtiss Scholl and Shawn Wiencek.
Follmer is a principal at the International School of Monagas, Maturin, Venezuela. Formerly from the Seattle area, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Pacific Lutheran University and a master’s degree in education at the University of Washington. Her experience includes K-12 school administration, district and college administration, consultant to the state school directors’ association, school counselor and high school teacher in the state of Washington.
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