ARIMO — The Marsh Valley School Board has narrowed its search for a new superintendent to five.
The candidates, vying to replace longtime superintendent Marvin Hansen, include current and former superintendents of other Idaho school districts, a teacher and Utah educators.
The search for Hansen’s replacement follows his demotion to an interim role after trustees disciplined him for ethical violations.
The candidates are:
- Joel Wilson, superintendent in the Butte County School District since 2015. Prior to that, Wilson spent four years as the Preston superintendent.
- Joey Foote, former superintendent of the Salmon School District who works as a teacher-placement coordinator at Utah Valley University.
- Gary Tucker, principal at Utah-based Summit academy.
- Ronald Anthony, former superintendent of the Buhl School District. He left Buhl in June after the Idaho Professional Standards Commission disciplined him for submitting inaccurate teacher data to the state.
- Nichole Hales, a teacher at Irving Middle School in Pocatello. Hales did not respond to a request for her prior work in education.
Marsh Valley School Board chair Kevin Fonnesbeck did not respond to questions about the candidates or whether patrons will have a chance to meet them during the search process.