President Tom Brookhart
WAYNESFIELD â€” Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members interviewed three people during an executive session Monday to fill the seat of interim superintendent.
The position is being vacated because Superintendent Joanne Kerekes, who announced her intent to resign and take a position with the stateâ€™s Race to the Top program, plans to begin work with the state on Nov. 1.
The three chosen for interviews were from a list of eight candidates who submitted resumes for the position. J. Chris Pfister, Randy Earl, and Susan Miko were all given interviews during the executive session.
â€śWe were very happy with the selection we had to pick from,â€ť board President Tom Brookhart said. â€śWe had interviews with three of them and I think we would be very happy with any of the three.â€ť
Miko served as superintendent at Gorham-Fayette Local Schools from 2000-2003 before taking the superintendent position at Patrick Henry Local School is 2003. She served in that position until retiring in 2011.
She began teaching in 1972. She has worked in several teaching and administrative positions with her longest tenure being from 1988-1997 at Pemberville Eastwood.
Earl served as superintendent at Covington Exempted Village superintendent from 2003-2011. He has worked in several teaching and administrative positions since 1976, including 14 years at Sandusky Perkins.
Pfister has served as superintendent at Apollo Career Center in Lima since 1994. He has served in a variety of teaching and administrative positions since 1979.
Brookhart said the board has selected a favorite but has not taken an official vote until their choice is notified and agrees to terms.
â€śWe want to get someone started soon so they work with Joanna for a few days,â€ť Brookhart said. â€śWe will likely have a special meeting within a week to vote on the position.â€ť
Also applying for the position were former Buckeye Joint Vocational School and Ada Superintendent C. Eugene Fries Jr., former New Lexington and Burton Berkshire Superintendent Larry Rentschler, former Edon Northwest and Liberty Center Superintendent Thomas Lammers, fromer Symmes Valley Superintendent Thomas Ben, and former Brookfield and Alliance Superintendent Stephen Stohla.