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5/28/2015 C-1 superintendent hopefuls pay visit to Westcliffe
Finalists named: one an Illinois principal, the second is the Saguauche super Two candidates are being interviewed as finalists for the recently vacated Custer County School District Superintendent position. Both were available for meeting the public and fielding questions and concerns at yesterday’s social gathering in the school cafeteria. Spencer Byrd, from Spring Valley, Ill. holds a Master of Education degree and is currently a high school principal in the East Aurora School District in Aurora, Ill. Corey Doss is superintendent of the Mountain Valley School District in Saguache, on the western side of the Sangre de Cristos, in the San Luis Valley. Doss also holds a Master of Education degree. This is the second time Doss has applied for the superintendent position here. The current decision making schedule anticipates the School Board not taking action on the hiring of a new superintendent until June 5. The finalists will be interviewed today, and the board will meet in a work session later this afternoon to review the input from the interview committees. At 3:30 p.m. today the board will convene in a special session during which public comment, limited to three minutes each, can be made. A closed executive session will follow in which the finalists’ results will undergo a last scrutiny. There were five applicants for the position, two of whom withdrew, and the other not making the finalist list. In other hirings, the school board has announced the appointments of a new Athletic Director and a Spanish teacher. Eric Prins of Canon City, who has an extensive history of coaching at both college and high school levels, will be assuming the position of Athletic Director. Deanna Soechting, currently a Texas resident, will be moving to the area to assume the responsibilities of teaching Spanish at the school. Fluent in Spanish, Soechting has many years experience teaching at community college and high school levels. – W.A.Ewing
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