Selection Process for New Superintendent Moves Forward

By: Dave Byknish Email
By: Dave Byknish Email

WAYNESBORO -- A decision about who will become the new superintendent of Waynesboro schools is one step closer.

The current superintendent, Dr. Robin Crowder, is leaving soon, but the Waynesboro School Board has seven candidates to choose from to fill the position.

With some help from the Virginia School Boards Association, the 14 applicants were whittled in half. All of those chosen for interviews are current or former superintendents or assistant superintendents from elsewhere in the state.

Experience and personality were both important to the board. Members of the board hope to make a decision quickly to not forget each candidate's pros and cons. That's why the interview process starts this weekend in a private session.

“We're really looking for somebody that's instructional minded. A lot like Robin, who's done a good job at instruction. That's his big thing. He loves to teach,” said Doug Norcross, a Waynesboro School Board member.

The school board hopes to have the new superintendent in place by June 1st.


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