Search for superintendent narrowed to three candidates


By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

The Huron School Board has narrowed their search for a new superintendent who will takeover for retiring Supt. Richard Naughton on Feb. 1, 2018.

The final interviews will be held beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23 at Huron High School media center. The public is encouraged to attend the interviews.

The school board interviewed five candidates on Oct. 16 and 17 and asked questions regarding each candidate’s vision for the school district, communication style, management and decision-making style, vision for technology, and many others.

Candidates also were able to offer opening and closing statements.

There were about 25 staff and community members in the audience.

Related: Huron School District superintendent to retire


The school board has been assisted during the search process by Dr. Rodney Green, Michigan Association of School Boards consultant.

Candidates and the times they will be interviewed are as follows:

Monday, Oct. 23:

6 p.m. — Julie Brown, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum/Instruction at Linden Community Schools since 2014.    Previously, she was Middle School Principal in Linden beginning in 2004. Also, she was High School Assistant Principal in Carmen-Ainsworth for four years.  She taught English and math and coached for eight years in Ravenna and Carmen-Ainsworth.

7:15 p.m. — Donovan Rowe, Principal at Huron High School since 2008.  Previously, he served as assistant principal for five years.  He has also taught English, coached and held various leadership positions in the district.

8:30 p.m. — Rick Carsten, Superintendent at Ida Public Schools since 2010.  Previously, he served as High School Principal at Genesee Schools for nine years.  He also was High School Principal in Bath, Assistant Principal in Forest Hills, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director in Durand, and taught math at Flint Northern High School.

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