Dr. Jon Lamberson Just Withdrew from Consideration as Ladue's Next Superintendent of Schools
Cited scheduling difficulties as the reason.
Updated, Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7:07 p.m.
This is the message from the Ladue School District:
Dr. Jonathan Lamberson, the current superintendent of Riverside School District in Riverside, IL, notified the Board of Education late in the day on Saturday, February 23, 2013 that he would no longer be pursuing the Ladue Schools superintendent position.
Dr. Lamberson was scheduled to interview with the Board of Education, as well as various stakeholder groups, during the day on Monday, February 25, 2013. Due to weather conditions and school closings, Dr. Lamberson's interviews have had to be rescheduled twice.
Dr. Fred Czerwonka was interviewed on Saturday, February 23, 2013 by the Ladue Schools Board of Education and will interview with the stakeholder groups, including students, teachers, parents, administrators and other community members on Monday, February 25, 2013.
The Board of Education is still anticipated to announce a decision at their meeting this coming Tuesday, February 25, 2013.
The superintendent selection announcement will be posted on the district’s website immediately following the meeting on Tuesday night, and announced through the district's other communication channels.
This is the email Dr. Jon Lamberson just sent Sheri Glantz and the rest of the Ladue School Board:
"I want to sincerely thank you for the invitation to interview as a finalist for Ladue's superintendency. I certainly understand the Board’s need to cancel and reschedule interviews several times last week due to difficult weather conditions and school closings.
Thanks again for your concern about my safety on the drive down on Thursday evening. As per our phone conversation, I understand that the Board intends to complete all interviews by Monday.
Unfortunately, I've been unable to readjust my work calendar to accommodate the district’s change to this third interview date. Therefore, I regretfully withdraw my candidacy. I wish you the best in your decision.
Dr. Jon Lamberson, superintendent of the Riverside, Illinois School District
This leaves two candidates for the position: Dr. Donna Jahnke, assistant superintendent Ladue School District and Dr. Fred Czerwonka, superintendent of the West Plains, MO School District.