PITTSFIELD TWP. — The board of the Lorain County Joint Vocational School chose three semifinalists for its superintendent job from a list of six candidates.
Each of the finalists was interviewed last week in hour-long interviews, according to board treasurer Cory Thompson.
The three are Kimberly Allen, director of pupil services for Euclid Schools, Glenn Faircloth, senior principal/director of career tech for the Dayton Schools, and Kristi Thompson, director of curriculum and instruction for Southwest Licking Schools.
The board will pursue a second round of interviews with the three candidates to help determine who will lead the JVS, Kathryn Karpus, board president, said.
“We will be drilling down on certain areas in our questions to learn more specifics about areas including leadership styles, knowledge of facilities and finances and employee relations,” Karpus said.
Other areas to be explored with each finalist include the importance of community involvement, she said.
Kristi Thompson and Faircloth have seven and eight years’ administrative experience, respectively, while Allen has 16 years’ administrative experience, Karpus said.
There is no deadline for selecting a new superintendent.
Last week’s interviews followed earlier interview sessions June 14 and 16 during which interviews were given to six applicants who were culled from an initial pool of 17. Those 17 had applied to replace John Nolan, who is retiring after a 40-year career in education that includes the last five as assistant superintendent and superintendent.
Nolan announced his retirement last December to try and give the JVS board adequate time to conduct a thorough search for his successor.
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