Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Huff, commissioner candidates to be interviewed today
The meetings will be held during a closed session of the State Board of Education.
Finalists for the position are Joplin R-8 Superintendent C. J. Huff, former Springfield Superintendent Norman Ridder, former Rockwood and Wentzville Superintendent Terry R. Adams, Branson Superintendent Douglas D. Hayter, and Deputy Commissioner of Education Margaret M. Vandeven.
The board announced the five finalists in a news release earlier this week:
Reportedly, the new commissioner could be chosen by the end of the week. The board has said the choice will be made by the end of the month. December 31 will be the last day for current Commissioner Chris Nicastro, who is retiring.