Cassia County narrows superintendent’s search to three

BURLEY — The Cassia County School District has narrowed its superintendent’s search to three candidates.

Finalists include:

  • Glen Szymoniak, superintendent of the Dillingham City School District in Alaska.
  • Sandra Miller, assistant superintendent of the Cassia County School District.
  • Jim Shank, superintendent for the Coupeville School District in Washington.

Patrons can participate in a meet-and-greet with the candidates on Monday, April 2, at John V. Evans Elementary School in Burley, according to a press release issued by the district Monday. Szymoniak will be available to the public at 8 a.m. Miller and Shank will be available from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Times vary to accommodate for travel, the district said.

Szymoniak served as the McCall-Donnelly School District’s superintendent from 2008 to 2014. He left in December of 2014 after the district entered into a settlement agreement.

Cassia County superintendent Gaylen Smyer, a 39-year educator, last year announced his plan to retire on June 30.

The Cassia County School District is located in Southern Idaho, roughly 35 miles East of Twin Falls.

Devin Bodkin

Devin Bodkin

EdNews assistant editor and reporter Devin Bodkin is a former high school English teacher who specializes in stories about charter schools and educating students who live in poverty. He lives and works in East Idaho. Follow Devin on Twitter @dsbodkin. He can be reached by email at [email protected].

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