Wyo. Board of Ed. Names Semifinal Candidates in Director Search

Wyo. Board of Ed. Names Semifinal Candidates in Director Search
Wyo. Board of Ed. Names Semifinal Candidates in Director Search

The Wyoming State Board of Education announced Thursday there are six candidates moving forward to the interview process in the search for a director of the Wyoming Department of Education. Ron Micheli, chairman of the state board of education, explains what to expect from the interview process.

Over the next two days, the six candidates that will be interviewed for the position. They include a retired Puyallup Public Schools superintendent, Tony Apostle, president of a Virginia-based consulting group, Charles Hokanson, an Idaho-based director of business development and former Casper superintendent, Stanley Olson, current Arizona senator, Richard Crandall, a Massachusetts-based education consultant, Michael Sentance and current superintendent of Missouri's Springfield Public Schools, Norman Ridder.

Only three candidates will make it through to the next step - a recommendation to Governor Matt Mead. A permanent director must be appointed by December 1, according to Senate Enrolled Act One, known otherwise as the "Hill Bill."

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