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Dowagiac school board begins superintendent interviews Saturday

Published 8:00am Friday, May 16, 2014

The Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education has narrowed down the list of candidates for superintendent to four.

The board will interview the finalists on Saturday at Dowagiac City Hall, beginning at 8 a.m. with the first interview, with the other three interviews taking place at two-hour interviews to follow, with a half-hour break at noon.

The entire forum will be open to the community. Attendees will be allowed to submit written questions to the candidates at certain points during the interview. They will also be allowed to submit any observations or thoughts to the board.

Among the candidates that will be interviewed for the position is Paul Hartsig, the former principal of Dowagiac Union High School. Hartsig had been an educator with the district for 13 years, before leaving in 2012 to become principal at Bridgman High School.

Also being interviewed Saturday is Jeff Rehlander, the superintendent of Gobles Public Schools.

The district has been conducting a search of candidates to replace current Superintendent Mark Daniel. Daniel will be resigning from the position in July in order to become the superintendent of McLean County Unit District 5 in Illinois.

Depending on the performance of the candidates, the board will either announce its choice at the end of the interview process, or will do so after conducting follow-up discussions with its top
two choices.

The schedule for the interviews is as follows:

• Jeff Rehlander, 8 a.m.

• Paul Hartsig, 10 a.m.

• Angela Piazza, 12:30 p.m.

• Nkenge Bergan, 2:30 p.m.

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