Candidates Narrowed to Six to Replace Superintendent Keith Dixon in Duluth

By KBJR News 1

Candidates Narrowed to Six to Replace Superintendent Keith Dixon in Duluth

April 11, 2011 Updated Apr 11, 2011 at 10:37 PM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Monday, the Duluth school board is one step closer to finding a new superintendent to replace Keith Dixon who is retiring.

The school board chose semi-finalist candidates tonight after the company School Exec Connect helped the board narrow down candidates to those with characteristics and skills the board and community members wanted.

This week the board will interview the semi-finalists and select the finalists.

By mid-May, the board plans to contract the new superintendent, who will start work officially in July.

The semi-finalists were chosen from 32 applications in part through use of a leadership profile developed with input from parents, staff and community members.

Following the interviews, the School Board will choose 2 or 3 finalist candidates for additional interviews April 27-29, where students, staff and community members will have the opportunity to ask questions.


Stan Mack
M.A., University of Minnesota
Executive Director – Minnesota Board of School Administrators, Roseville, MN

Dr. Jamie Skjeveland
Ed.D., William Howard Taft University
Superintendent – Crosby-Ironton Independent School District, Crosby, MN

William Gronseth
M.A., University of St. Mary’s
Assistant Superintendent – Duluth Public Schools, Duluth, MN

Dr. James Hess
Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado
Superintendent – Bemidji Public Schools, Bemidji, MN

Janet Mohr
Ed.S. Minnesota State University Moorhead
Director, Northeast Metro Intermediate School District, Whitebear Lake, MN

Dr. I.V. Foster
Ed.D., Northern Illinois University
Superintendent – Prairie-Hills School District, Markham, IL

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