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Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community School District Elementary Principal Search-Finalists

February 13, 2020
Reinbeck Courier

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community School District is pleased to announce the finalist's for the district's open Elementary Principal position. The candidate pool included 24 total applicants. During the final week of January and the first week of February, several semi-finalists were screened for the position. Based on the application materials, references, and initial screening interviews, the following three finalists have accepted an invitation to formally interview with multiple stakeholders on Wednesday, February 12.

Shaun Lehmann

Mr. Lehmann currently serves as a K-5 Technology Integrationist for the Norwalk, Iowa school district. He also has experience as a 3rd and 5th grade teacher. He has been on the building leadership team, helped to implement the Leader in Me program, and provided leadership for a STEM/Career Day at Lakewood Elementary. He also took the lead on helping a group of teachers in his building to become Google Certified Educators. His coaching experience includes junior high basketball and assistant high school football as well as junior high and high school track.

Jackson Anderson

Mr. Anderson currently serves as the Student Success Coordinator for the Gladbrook-Reinbeck School District. In this role, he has been responsible for leading professional development, managing extracurricular activities, and ensuring IEP compliance. He has served as mentor for beginning teachers. his previous work includes teaching Jr. High Special Education. His coaching experience includes and serving as head track coach Gladbrook-Reinbeck as well as the head boys & girls cross country coach for the Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck program.

Karl Smith

Mr. Smith currently serves as the Director of Middle School Bands for Independence Schools in Independence, Iowa. He has been band director for grades 5-6 and 9-12 at West Marshall and for grades 9-12 at Vinton-Shellsburg Schools. In his current school, he serves as the acting building administrator when the principal is out of the building. He is active in both his school and community serving on the committees for Positive Behavior intervention Supports (PBIS), the School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC), and building leadership team. His community involvement also includes serving as a board member for the Independence July 4th Celebrations Committee.

Formal interview teams will include teachers, support staff, board members, and community representatives. Feedback from the formal interview teams will be shared with Superintendent David Hill to assist him in identifying which candidate is the best to fill the position as he prepares to make a recommendation to the board of education. The district hopes to announce the name of the new principal-elect soon after the formal interviews scheduled for Wednesday, February 12. The new principal elect will assume their duties this summer in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year.



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