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03-24-04 Three more join superintendent job hunt

By Lance Mihm

Three more applications for the superintendent’s position at St. Marys City Schools were submitted and accepted shortly after the Monday deadline, bringing the final total to 25.
   Applications from Eric D. Ely, Dover, N.H., Deborah S. Bergeron, Reynoldsburg, and Stephen L. Thompson, West Liberty, came in Tuesday.
   “This is the last of them,” clerk-treasurer Peg Grimm said. “No more will be accpeted.”
   Ely has been serving the last two years as principal of Dover, N.H., High School. Previously, he spent three years as principal at Zanesville High School and another five years as principal at Wayne High School in Huber Heights.
   Bergeron is executive principal of Region 3 for Dayton Public Schools, where she has been for the last two years. The position gives her assistant superintendent duties over 11 schools in the Dayton area. Previously, she was elementary principal for Reynoldsburg City Schools for seven years.
   Thompson is a 2002 master’s degree graduate of the University of Toledo. His application did not list previous experience.
   Other candidates previously reported on were Kenneth C. Baker, Wyoming; Terri Moore, Solon; William McKinney, Marion; Dr. Charles Shreve, Batavia; George Stone, Albion, Ind., Stephen Stohla, Ravenna; Pamela Carnahan, Colchester, Vt.; Thomas Forman, Heath; Leslie Brady, Lancaster; Michael Shaffer, Dayton; James J. Bermingham, Three Rivers, Mich.; Brion Deitsch, Edgerton; Kenneth J. Schmiesing, Jefferson; James E. Knapp, Strongsville; Timothy Lee Myers, Upper Sandusky; Clarence F. Crum, Melvern; Michael L. Trego, Brookville; Robert N. Walden, Duncan Falls; Ricoded P. Bricker, Eaton; Pamela Lou Campbell, Tekonsha, Mich.; Lawrence Jeffrey Childers, Zanesville and Norman F. Burkhardt, Sidney.
   The position opened after Blaine announced his retirement after the November election, where two separate levies to build new school facilities and for operating funds were defeated handily.
   Packets are being passed out to each board member to review the applications. The board plans to go into executive session after the April 19 meeting to narrow down the field of candidates. Dates for interviews have not been scheduled, but the board hopes to hire someone for the position at the May 12 board meeting.


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