Finalists selected in PCSD superintendent search |

Finalists selected in PCSD superintendent search

Cole Fullmer, The Park Record

After former Park City School District Superintendent Ray Timothy left in October, the Board of Education has gone through a lengthy process, involving parents, teachers and the community, to select a replacement.

The hiring process has been delayed most of the school year, based on the timing of Timothy’s departure. But, after selecting a list of candidates for the School Board to consider last week, four finalists have been named according to a press release from the School District office.

The finalists are:

  • Ember Conley, deputy superintendent of Maricopa Unified School District, Maricopa, Ariz.
  • Don Johnson, superintendent for Middleton-Cross Plains Area Schools, Middleton, Wis.
  • Scott Rodgers, superintendent for Minidoka County Joint School District, Rupert, Idaho
  • Tom Van Gorder, interim superintendent, Park City School District

    The finalists will participate in activities, meetings and interviews between May 28 and June 4.

    The board was not able to hire a permanent replacement until School Board positions up for election were filled in January.

    A Utah law prevents school boards from hiring either a district business administrator or a superintendent within six months of an election.

    Without a permanent superintendent, Van Gorder has been filling the position.

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