Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Ouellette a finalist for Southeast Polk superintendent

Feb. 10, 2015

The Southeast Polk Community School District announced three finalists to replace retiring superintendent Craig Menozzi.

The three finalists, Dr. Dick Halupnik, Dr. Nicholas Ouette and Dr. Michael Houselog, were chosen after the district board of education’s week-long process to whittle the pool down from 20 applicants and interview the top six candidates.

Board of education president Brett Handy said the three finalists were chosen out of the six candidates after the preliminary interviews.

“We are down to the three that we believe that would be three candidates that will fit well in Southeast Polk,” Handy said.

Handy said the most interesting part of the process comes next when the candidates will be able to interact with the community.

The three finalists will be available to meet and interact with community members during receptions at Clay Elementary library from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., from Feb. 10-12, the district said in a press release.   Southeast Polk is located in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, on the east side of metropolitan Des Moines.

Ouellette is currently superintendent at Odebolt-Arthur and Battle Creek-Ida Grove Schools, where “he has implemented a Chromebook technology initiative one-to-one program for grades 4-12, while enhancing classroom-level technology in grades K-3 with the addition of classroom sets of iPads and Chromebooks,” the release said.

Read the full article at the Altoona Herald

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