Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tom Nelson says Susan Kent “knows our future is directly tied to our commitment to a quality education.”
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
We get far to few opportunities to vote for someone who has demonstrated and lives their commitment to the improvement of society. In Senate District 53, Susan Kent is that person and deserves our support. She is a dedicated parent leader in our local schools to improve the quality of educational opportunities for our young people. As a retired superintendent in District 833, I worked closely with Susan on key education programs in our schools. I know her as someone who is tough, dedicated, and will always put the interests of students first. Over the years I have heard numerous legislators talk the talk about how their No. 1 priority is supporting our local schools, but in reality, once they get to St. Paul these individuals put …
Friday, June 29, 2012
The outgoing superintendent is heading to a Florida Keys district, accoring to keysnet.com.
Outgoing District 833 Superintendent Mark Porter will be the new head of schools in a Florida school district, according to a report. The advertised start date is Aug. 1, with a salary of between $125,000 and $150,000, according to the story on keysnet.com. The South Washington County School Board last December opted not to renew Porter’s contract. He had spent 32 years in the district. The board has selected Dr. Keith Jacobus to take over; he starts July 2. Porter beat out three three other candidates for the job in a 4-1 vote by the Monroe County School Board, the keysnet.com report says. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The outgoing superintendent only agreed to the celebration if it was also a fundraiser for a nonprofit that supports at-risk youth.
Superintendent Mark Porter has spent 32 years in District 833. And folks wanted to recognize him for his service. “We told him, you really need to give the community an opportunity to say thanks—and that’s just not Mark’s style,” said Vicki Strong, one of several residents heading up the event. The only way Porter would agree to an event was if it could also function as a fundraiser for Berean Missional Church/Harvest Academy, which works with at-risk youth on the eastside of St. Paul. “This could be a pretty good collaboration,” Porter said, adding that he and his wife Jane have been involved with the nonprofit for the past seven or eight years. A “Celebration of Community” in honor of Porter is set for 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Dr. Keith Jacobus will be paid a salary of $178,000 (with a 2.25 percent increase each of the next two years), a $500 monthly car allowance and five weeks of vacation.
The South Washington County School Board last week approved a three-year contract for its new administrative leader. Dr. Keith Jacobus, set to take over as District 833 superintendent on July 1, replaces Mark Porter, who recently settled a contract dispute that prevents him from filing a lawsuit against the district, according to a report. Pending final approval by Jacobus, the new superintendent will be paid a salary of $178,000 (with a 2.25 percent increase each of the next two years), a $500 monthly car allowance and five weeks of vacation, according to a release from District 833. “I couldn’t be more pleased. I am so excited to join the district. My time throughout the interview process solidified my belief that South Washington County…
Monday, May 14, 2012
The South Washington County School Board has replaced Superintendent Mark Porter, who spent 32 years with the district.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
“I couldn’t be more pleased. I am so excited to join the district,” Jacobus said in a statement.
District 833 has a new superintendent. Dr. Keith Jacobus will soon take over the district’s top administrative job following Wednesday’s vote by the South Washington County School Board. “We were pleased to have two very excellent candidates for the position of superintendent,” board chair Leslee Boyd said in a release from the district. “Of our decision, Dr. Jacobus clearly has the skills and leadership abilities that inspire people to want to do their best. His diverse background and, specifically experience with Alternative Learning Centers, and the creative approach he has in working with kids are just a few of the attributes that led to his selection as superintendent for our schools.” Jacobus will replace Superintendent Mark Porter, …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Lolli Haws and Keith Jacobus moved forward after Saturday’s interviews.
District 833 is one step closer to having a new superintendent after two finalists were named after Saturday’s interviews. The district will chose between Lolli Haws and Keith Jacobus to replace Superintendent Mark Porter, whose contract the school board opted not to renew last December. Currently instructional superintendent for District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington D.C., Haws also has experience as an elementary school principal in the Virginia and Missouri. Her career started in Intermediate District 287, Minnesota, as a teacher. She holds a Ph.D. from St. Louis University, a masters in education from Southern Illinois University, and BA from Augustana College in South Dakota. In a release from District 833, Haws described …
Friday, May 4, 2012
District 833 officials will interview seven candidates (one of the eight original candidates has accepted a job elsewhere) starting at 8 a.m. Saturday at the District Service Center in Cottage Grove.
Interviews with the seven candidates up for the District 833 superintendent position will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the District Service Center in Cottage Grove. One of the eight candidates, Keith Rittel, has accepted a job in Utah, according to a release from the district. Following the last interview Saturday, the school board will hold a discussion and move forward with either two or three candidates as finalists, the release says. Final interviews are scheduled for May 8-10. The district is looking for a replacement for Superintendent Mark Porter, whose contract the school board opted not to extend. For more information on the process, visit the South Washington County Schools website. The District Service Center is located …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Interviews are set for Saturday, May 5, beginning at 8 a.m.
District 833 on Tuesday announced the slate of candidates for its new superintendent. There are eight people vying for the top administrative job in South Washington County Schools as the district looks to replace outgoing Superintendent Mark Porter. Check out more information about the upcoming search process. Related: District 833 Closing in on New Superintendent According to a release from District 833, the candidates are: Dennis Dearden is currently superintendent for the Casa Grande Union High School District in Casa Grande, Ariz. He was also a superintendent for the Marana Unified School District in Marana, Ariz., and assistant superintendent for Fairfax County Public Schools in Falls Church, Virgina. Dearden has been the …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Several upcoming meetings will be held as South Washington Schools looks for a replacement for Mark Porter.
District 833 officials on Tuesday will hear from a slate of candidates as the district looks to find a replacement for outgoing Superintendent Mark Porter. The South Washington County School Board will meet for a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, at the District Service Center in Cottage Grove to hear the slate of superintendent candidates culled from the search committee, School Exec Connect, according to a release from District 833. The board will also hold a special meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the service center in Cottage Grove to conduct first-round interviews of superintendent candidates. Interviews will take place at 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. …