2 Interviews Down, 1 to Go for Superintendent - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA

2 Interviews Down, 1 to Go for Superintendent

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Jessica Daley

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Des Moines Public Schools is on the hunt this week for a new superintendent. The district has been without a leader for about year now.

The search has been going on since November and has been whittled down from 49 candidates to just three, which are all being interviewed this week. 
 
On Monday, the public and the school board met with a man they know well, Tom Ahart, who's been acting as the interim superintendent.

Tuesday it was Carey Wright of the Washington D.C. schools who took the hot seat. She mingled with parents and community members at a reception and also toured three schools.

Wright later fielded questions from the board telling them she thinks highly of the three principals she met.

She also gave her ideas on how to make Des Moines the best district in the state, in part by focusing on struggling students and gifted ones.
 
"The whole idea of this career to cradle initiative, which really gets the business community and the governmental officers involved and parents involved, and really paint the picture of what it is that we want for our children and then to craft a strategic plan that's going to get us there," Wright said to the school board.
 
On Wednesday the final candidate gets his chance to woo Des Moines. James Browder of the Anchorage, Alaska school district will go in front of the school board at 7:00 p.m. at Central Campus.

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