Bow School Board selects candidates

Four superintendent candidates are slated to interview at Broken Bow Schools next week. Interviews begin Monday, and continue through Thursday. The Broken Bow School Board selected the candidates Tuesday following a closed session meeting to screen all applicants for the position, which will begin July 1, 2012. The public is invited to meet each candidate at a Meet and Greets hosted by the PTA Monday through Thursday. One candidate will be introduced to patrons each day at a reception from 4:30-5:15 p.m. at the high school media center. The board invited the following candidates to interview: Randy Gross – Gross is currently a high school superintendent in Rockton, Ill., a district with 2,200 students. He began his administrative career as a principal at Loup County Public Schools in Taylor. Other Nebraska jobs include his tenure as a principal at Lexington Public Schools and a superintendent at Eustis Public Schools. Mark Sievering – Sievering has been the superintendent at Conestoga Public Schools in southeast Nebraska since 2003. He has also been a superintendent at Franklin Public Schools and was the superintendent/ principal at Arthur County High School in Arthur. Matthew Fisher – Fisher is the current superintendent at Chase County Schools in Imperial. Previously, he was the secondary principal at that district. He has also been a secondary principal at Rock County High School in Bassett. Prior to becoming an administrator, Fisher was a math and computer science instructor at Rock County. Tamyra Pickering – Pickering serves as the director of the alternative program for secondary students at Grand Island Public Schools. She has held that position since 1995. Pickering has been an elementary principal at Grand Island and Ralston. She began her career as an elementary teacher in Lincoln. The board will interview each candidate next week at 5 p.m. Those interviews are also open to the public, and will be held in the board room at the Broken Bow High School.