Severe Winter Weather Impacting Ladue Superintendent Search
Three candidates are scheduled to interview this week in closed-door sessions. An announcement of a finalist was scheduled for Monday.
Mother Nature is having an impact on the Ladue School District's search for a new superintendent.
Finalists for the post had been scheduled for interviews with district leaders, staff and groups of community stakeholders this week, with plans to announce the new superintendent Monday night. Dr. Donna Jahnke, Ladue's Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning was interviewed Tuesday night at Ladue's administrative headquarters.
Plans to interview Dr. Jonathan Lamberson, Superintendent of the Riverside (IL) School District 96 in suburban Chicago Thursday and Dr. Fred Czerwonka, Superintendent of the West Plains (MO) School District on Friday have now been consolidated to Friday and Saturday.
Before that switch, Ladue School spokeswoman Susan Dielmann said via email Wednesday that it was "looking dicey for this to play out due to weather in which case an announcement is not likely to be forthcoming on Monday." The new schedule hopes to allow for a Monday introduction.
If the new superintendent is announced at the school board's regularly scheduled meeting Monday night, Dielmann said at this point the only candidate of the three who would physically be there would be Dr. Jahnke, who would otherwise be present because of her existing role with the district.