The nine candidates were chosen from a pool of applicants from across the country. The Search Committee members, i.e., the full Board, reviewed the qualifications of all the applicants preceding and during its monthly board meeting on June 8, 2005 before choosing the nine candidates.
Interviews have been scheduled and duly noticed to take place throughout West Virginia on June 13 – 27, 2005.
The Board began its nationwide superintendent search following the retirement announcement by State Superintendent of School David Stewart. Stewart is scheduled to step down from his post on June 30, 2005.
Interview process, format and specific questions have been developed for the first phase of interviews. Additional candidate-specific questions will be developed for the final candidates once they are determined. Background checks will be conducted as a part of the process.
The Search Committee, chaired by Board Member and immediate past president Sandra Chapman, remains committed to naming a new superintendent by June 30, 2005.