The Board of Regent’s search for a new superintendent for the specials schools for the blind and deaf should be close to completion by early next month.
Regent Nicole Caroll leads the search committee and told the board this week that a search firm has helped them identify possible candidates. “A job description is now being drafted and will be review by the committee at its April 2nd meeting. And also at that April 2nd meeting, the committee will finalize interview questions and procedures, and the applications received will be review, and candidates to be interviewed by the committee will be identified,” Caroll says.
The search committee will then narrow down its choices. “The committee is planing to interview the finalists on April 9th and determine which ones to refer to this board for final interviews and a decision,” Carroll says. The new superintendent will replace Patrick Clancy who is retiring. Clancy began as superintendent of the school for the blind in Vinton in 2008 and added the same position for the school for the deaf in Council Bluffs in April of 2012.