Medina names 3 finalists for school superintendent

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 November 2016 at 9:06 am

MEDINA – Three finalists have been named for superintendent of Medina Central School. All three are established education leaders locally.

The three finalists are:

• Dr. Aaron Slack, Principal of the Lyndonville High School;

• Dr. Michael Weyrauch, Principal at the Orleans-Niagara BOCES in Medina;

• Dr. Stephen Lunden, Assistant Superintendent at the Maryvale CSD. (Lunden also served as Medina’s director of finance from November 1998 to July 2000.)

Each finalist has a day to meet with various stakeholder groups – teachers, PTSA, boosters, students, support staff, and administrators – who will interview and provide the Board of Education with critical feedback. Those days are scheduled for Nov. 28-30.

Community sessions with similar opportunities for input are scheduled for the same dates from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Board of Education room. One candidate will be available each evening on Nov. 28-30 to discuss his qualifications and respond to questions from the community.

“The Board is very pleased with the quality of the 15 applications that were received,” said Board of Education President Wendi Pencille. “The three finalists have the desired professional qualifications and attributes that the Board is seeking for this critical leadership position.”

The school district is currently led by interim superintendent  Tom Cox. He has provided temporary leadership for the district following the death on June 23 of Jeff Evoy, who had served as district superintendent for about five years.

The community is welcome to attend the public sessions with the superintendent finalists. Dr. Clark Godshall, superintendent of the Orleans/Niagara BOCES, is serving as search consultant for the Medina and will conduct the sessions.