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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Superintendent candidate pool reduced

  • The field of candidates for the position of superintendent of schools in the Hannibal public school district has been reduced.
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  • The field of candidates for the position of superintendent of schools in the Hannibal public school district has been reduced.
    Out of a field of candidates described as “numerous” by Dr. David Jackson, Board of Education president, the pool is now down to less than a dozen.
    “Dr. Brent Underwood of the Missouri School Board Association narrowed the field of candidates down to 10, based on the criteria the board had previously given him,” said Jackson following Wednesday night’s closed session. “Tonight we had a discussion of that field of candidates, based on their qualifications.”
    According to an information sheet regarding the position, the Board of Education is looking for someone with administrative experience along with a superintendent’s certificate. Central office experience is preferred as is a doctorate.
    The next step in the selection process will begin soon.
    “Dr. Underwood will be conducting face-to-face interviews with eight of the candidates that we have chosen and will be giving his evaluation to the Board,” said Jackson. “The Board will then have personal interviews the first part of February with the selected candidates.”
    Jackson has previously stated that the anticipated date for hiring a new superintendent is Feb. 7. The district’s next head administrator will begin work on July 1.
    The district is seeking a successor to Jill Janes, who informed the Board of Education in November that she plans to retire at the end of June. Janes, who returned to the Hannibal school district in 1999 as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, has served as superintendent since 2004.
     
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