Update: Race for SJ school superintendent rounds the corner, headed for home

  • Thu Mar 5th, 2015 8:13pm
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The three applicants who made the final cut in the search for a San Juan Island School District superintendent will be on the island March 9-11.

The three applicants who made the final cut in the search for a San Juan Island School District superintendent will be on the island March 9-11.

The three applicants who made the final cut in the search for a San Juan Island School District superintendent will be on the island March 9 and March 10, and March 16.

Each candidate will spend much of their respective date on the calendar in meetings with district staff, administrators and members of the school board. The district has set aside one hour of each day, 4:30-5:30 p.m., in the middle school commons, for candidates to meet with the public. Members of the school board will also be available to gather feedback.

Meet the finalist:

March 9: Eric Nerison

Nerison is principal of Langley Middle School. He has been a director of technology and C.T.E. (Career and Technical Education) director at South Whidbey, Langley, and has a range of leadership experiences, including technical education and administration, special education, curriculum and professional development and as a middle school principal. He received his superintendent certification at Seattle Pacific University, where he completed the executive leadership program.

March 10: Danna Diaz

Diaz is assistant superintendent for the El Paso Independent School District, Texas. Dr. Diaz has also served as director of student engagement for Fort Worth Independent School District and as regional superintendent for the School District of Philadelphia. She is a former elementary school principal, education specialist and resource coordinator.  She received a Ph.D in educational administration at the University of Texas.

March 16: Gregory McMann

Most recently the superintendent of Springer Municipal Schools, New Mexico, Dr. McMann has also served as curriculum director for Sweetwater School District No. 2 in Green River Wyoming and principal in Albuquerque. He received a Ph.D in curriculum at the University of New Mexico.