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May 31, 2019 Press Release


Superintendent Finalists Announced


On Tuesday, May 28th seven semi-finalists interviewed with the two district school boards for the shared superintendent position.  The screening interviews included electronic interviews for 25 minutes with each candidate.  The board is excited to announce the following three finalists that have been invited to the district on June 6th for formal interviews with multiple interview teams.


Brian Wall-Mr. Wall has served the IKM Manning School District as the High School Principal since 2008.  He was the Manning High School Principal for 7 years prior.  Before his tenure in school administration he served as a math teacher and coach.  In 2014, he was named Iowa Association of Student Councils Administrator of the Year. He has also routinely served as a mentor for new principals through School Administrators of Iowa. One of Brian’s accomplishments is helping to lead the Irwin-Kirkman-Manilla and Manning School Districts through whole grade sharing and reorganization. He has also led the district in integration of Professional Learning Communities and the Teacher Leadership and Compensation Grant.


Paul Croghan-Mr. Croghan current serves as the Shared Superintendent between the East Mills and Essex School Districts.  He has served in this role for the last 5 years. Prior, he served the East Mills District as the High School Principal and Activities Director from 2010-2013. He also served as the Assistant High School Principal and AD in Atlantic and Walnut High School Principal prior to that.  His leadership efforts have expanded vocational opportunities for students, improved the financial conditions of both districts and also included multiple facilities improvements.


Brad Anderson-Mr. Anderson currently serves as the Woodward-Granger Superintendent. Prior to being named superintendent in 2011 Brad served the district and the PK-5 Principal. On top of his superintendent duties, Brad also serves the district as Special Education Director, Curriculum Director, Transportation Director, Title I Coordinator and CRISIS Coordinator.

As the district leader, Brad was responsible for adding both voluntary pre-school and after school care for students, among other notable accomplishments.  His prior experience includes serving as an elementary principal for United Community Schools, 3rd grade teacher in Earlham and 5th grade teacher in Gilman City, MO. 


The school board will consider feedback from the formal interview teams as they decide who will be the new shared district superintendent.  The new superintendent will officially begin their duties on July 1, 2019.


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