Final Candidate Interviewed, New Duluth Superintendent To Be Picked Saturday

By KBJR News 1

April 29, 2011 Updated Apr 29, 2011 at 9:49 PM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - The last of three finalist candidates to replace retiring Duluth school's superintendent Keith Dixon was put in the hot seat today.

I.V. Foster a superintendent for a school district in Prairie Hills, Illinois answered questions from the public and school board.

Residents asked many of the same questions they had for the previous candidates, dealing with the achievement gap and ensuring a quality education.

Foster, who's been involved in music and several administrative positions, said he would bring his passion to constantly improve schools to Duluth.

"If you've ever in your life wanted to do something or had a strong interest in something, you would know the experience that I have each day from the time I wake up in the morning, til the time I go to bed," said Foster.

Two other candidates, Stan Mack of Roseville, and William Gronseth of Duluth have already gone through the interview process this week.

The school board is expected to select one of the three candidates Saturday morning.

Contract negotiations will follow in May, with the new superintendent taking office July 1.

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