School Board selects three finalists for interim

School Board selects three finalists for interim superintendent
Posted on 09/07/2018
In a special session on Thursday, September 6, members of the District 51 School Board selected three finalists that they plan to interview for the post of interim superintendent. In alphabetical order, the finalists are:

* Matthew Diers - Mr. Diers retired from School District 51 this summer as Executive Director of School Leadership Support for High Schools and Academic Options. He previously served as the principal of Palisade High School. Click here to view Mr. Diers' resume. 

* Norman Ridder - Dr. Ridder has served as interim superintendent of Academy 20 in Colorado Springs; Joplin School District in Joplin, Missouri; and Melville Public Schools in St. Louis. He was also superintendent of Colorado Springs School District 11 and Springfield R-12 Public Schools in Springfield, Missouri.
Click here to view Dr. Ridder's resume.

* Diana Sirko - Dr. Sirko currently serves as the Leadership Program Coordinator and Instructor for Colorado Mesa University's Masters program in education leadership. She formerly worked as deputy commissioner of education for the Colorado Department of Education and was superintendent of both Roaring Fork School District and Aspen School District.
Click here to view Dr. Sirko's resume.

Board members said they plan to interview the finalists starting later this month, then select the best candidate to serve as interim superintendent through June 30, 2019. Assistant Superintendent Scott Cooper will continue to serve as acting superintendent of School District 51 until an interim is hired.
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