MISSOULA – Trustees for Missoula County Public Schools are looking at three candidates as the district’s next superintendent, including one finalist from Montana, one from the Midwest and one from the East Coast.
The district is hoping to find someone to replace Superintendent Mark Thane, who’s retiring at the end of this school year.
Dr. Robert Watson is currently Superintendent for Bozeman Public Schools. He was previously the principal at Bozeman High School before being promoted in 2012. He’s a graduate of the University of Montana.
Jan Haven is a Director of Instructional Leadership for Milwaukee Public Schools, where she oversees that district’s “Central Region” which includes more than 26 schools. She’s held similar positions with Milwaukee Schools before that,and worked with teachers education and other programs with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
The third candidate is Dr. David Baugh, who is Superintendent of Public Schools for the Centennial School District in Warminster, Pennsylvania. He’s held that position since 2015, with previous superintendency and teaching experience in Pennsylvania and New York State.
Trustees have scheduled interviews with Watson from 8 until 9:15 a.m., Haven from 9:30 until 10:45, and Baugh from 11 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 in the board room on South Avenue.
There will then by a “meet and greet” with all three candidates at Sentinel High School from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. The board will meet at 8 p.m. with plans to select the new superintendent.
All those sessions on Thursday are open to the public.