The Cascade School District’s board of trustees narrowed its search for a new superintendent to three and will host a “meet and greet” Thursday night for employees, parents, students and community members.
Longtime superintendent Pal Sartori is retiring at the end of this school year.
The trustees have asked patrons to meet and listen to the candidates and then complete a comment card. Trustees said they will review the comment cards and use the information to select the next superintendent.
Here are the finalists:
Blaser is an assistant principal in the West Ada School District. Prior to that, he was a police officer with the Meridian Police Department. He has taught in various Idaho and Oregon schools. He received a bachelor’s degree in technology education, a master’s degree in educational leadership and an education specialist degree all from the University of Idaho.
Stevenson is a principal in the Cascade School District. Prior to that, she was a vice principal in the West Ada School District. She has taught in various Idaho schools. She received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Boise State University, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Northwest Nazarene University, and is scheduled to complete an education specialist degree from NNU next month.
Turner is the superintendent of Mosquero Municipal Schools in New Mexico. Previously, he was an administrator and teacher in Texas schools. He was a corporate vice president with New York Life Insurance Company as well as a financial analyst. He received a bachelor’s degree in horse production and management from Tarleton State University, a master’s degree in business administration from Tarleton State University and an administration certificate from Lamar University.