–The Algona School Board has selected 3 finalists for the District’s Superintendent position.
According to a press release, the board spent 25 minutes with the 8 semifinalists this past Thursday and asked them each 9 specific questions about their skills, experiences and qualifications. From those screening interviews and after reviewing application material, the board has selected the Todd Meyer, Joe Nelson and Joe Carter as finalists.
Meyer currently serves as the Superintendent of Schools for the Jackson County Central District in Jackson, Minnesota. Meyer was born and raised in Spencer and has spent 11 years as a superintendent in Minnesota.
Nelson currently serves as the Athletic Director for the Johnston Community School District in Johnston, Iowa. Nelson as an Elementary Principal and Director of Student Services for the SE Polk School District from 2007-2017.
Carter is in his 20th year with the Emmetsburg Community School District, currently serving as an Elementary Principal and Director of Student Programs. Carter has revised the hiring practices for the Emmetsburg District serves as a mentor for new principals through the School Administrators of Iowa organization.
The formal interview process for the 3 finalists will include two formal interviews, a district and community tour, an interview with the school administrators and directors as well as an interview with the school board.
The board hopes to name a new superintendent on or before February 28th.