Martin school board will interview six for superintendent job

By: 
Ryan Lewis, Editor

Next week, Martin school board members will interview six candidates for the job of superintendent and high school principal.

On Monday, April 21, interviews are scheduled for Beth Robb at 6 p.m., Robert Sieko at 7 p.m. and Garth Cooper at 8 p.m.

Robb is a secondary principal with Marion Public Schools. Seiko is a principal and curriculum director with Cassopolis Public Schools. Cooper is an elementary principal with Galesburg-Augusta Schools.

On Tuesday, April 22, interviews are scheduled for Barry Duckham at 6 p.m., Dave Harnish at 7 p.m. and Craig McCrum at  8 p.m.

Duckham is a high school principal in Pennfield School District. Harnish, is a principal and curriculum director with New Lothrop Area Schools. McCrum is a high school principal with South Haven Public Schools.

All interviews will be at the Martin High School Media Center.

School board members met March 14 for a special, closed session and selected the candidates for this first round of interviews. The district’s hiring timeline for the new position plans for final interviews by May 1 with hiring approved at the May 19 school board meeting.

Current superintendent Bill Miller’s last day on the job will be June 30; he has served in a part-time capacity since the 2010 retirement of longtime superintendent Greg Alexander.

Board members voted in January to contract for $3,500 plus expenses with NorthStar Staffing Inc. in Haslett to handle the superintendent search.

The new superintendent will then have a hand in hiring the newly-combined dean of students/athletic di­rector and principal/superintendent secretary positions.

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