Lyndon school board to interview four more superintendent candidates

LYNDON, Kan. – The USD 421 Board of Education has scheduled interviews with four more candidates for superintendent this week, according to a company hired to help the board identify candidates. This will be the second round of interviews conducted since the board began a search to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of USD 421 Superintendent Cheryl Cook, effective at the end of the school year.

According to a press release from McPherson & Jacobson LLC, Omaha, Neb., selected for interviews this week are Brad Marcotte, Scranton, Kan., Craig Bagshaw, Chanute, Kan., Philip “Chuck” Mahon, Burlington, Kan., and Charles Coblentz, Leavenworth, Kan.

Interviews will be conducted in a series of four special board meetings the evenings of April 17-20. According to McPherson & Jacobson, the board will make a selection by April 24.

The board had previously interviewed three candidates, but did not publically announce whether a contract had been offered to any of those candidates. McPherson & Jacobson reported it had reviewed 25 applicants and submitted the information about them to the board at the April 12, 2017, board meeting. The board then selected four candidates to interview.

See related story: USD 421 schedules interviews with three superintendent finalists

Information thanks to McPherson & Jacobson LLC.

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