Ladue School Board Selects 3 Candidates to Interview for Superintendent's Position

Final field includes Dr. Donna Jahnke of the Ladue School District.

The Ladue School Board has narrowed the field of candidates for the position of Superintendent of the district to three:

  • Dr. Fred Czerwonka, Superintendent, West Plains (MO) School District
  • Dr. Donna Jahnke, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, Ladue School District
  • Dr. Jonathan Lamberson, Superintendent, Riverside School District 96, Riverside, IL

Ladue Schools engaged the services of McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., a company that specializes in finding administrators out of Omaha, NE.

Candidates will have a full round of interviews February 19-22 and the board of education anticpates making the announcement of the new hire at the regular school board meeting on February 25. The field was narrowed from 12 or 13 original candidates.

More on the Ladue School Board workshop meeting on Wednesday on Patch.

CreveCoeurDad February 13, 2013 at 04:05 PM
Let's assume she wins fair and square - there was no pre-selection. How would that scenario appear any different from the one you just described? It wouldn't. And therein lies the problem - no transparency. We you conduct everything in an opaque manner, people start to lose faith in the institution, even if nothing sinister is intended. You are correct that they owe everyone an explanation, but don't hold your breath - we won't get one.
flyoverland February 13, 2013 at 07:35 PM
The only way it would have changed things is we would still have the money we paid the consultant who they hired and we could have had the new person on the job months sooner.
Riverside Parent February 20, 2013 at 09:35 PM
Parents and board members, you should read some of the things going on in District 96 at www.rblandmark.com and consider this.
Sam Goodman February 20, 2013 at 11:29 PM
Read this http://www.riversideinfo.org/forum/topic/open-letter-to-d96-board-of-education
Another Riverside Parent February 20, 2013 at 11:59 PM
Another Riverside Parent---Sam, if you think the open letter is bad, read what Lamberson has been doing recently at District 96. It's all in the RB Landmark.


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