The Perry Community School District Board of Directors announced Tuesday that Shaun Kruger and Clark Wicks are the two finalists in the running to replace the retiring Lynn Ubben as Superintendent of Schools.
Both will be re-interviewed in a closed session April 13. The selection is expected to be announced at the conclusion of that meeting.
The school board met in an extended closed session Monday evening but were unable to reach a consensus on their final choice.
There were originally 18 applicants, a field the board first reduced to six, and these six candidates were interviewed by four hiring committees composed of administrators, directors, teachers, parents and community members and the school board.
Perry Middle School Principal Kruger is the first finalist. Kruger previously served as a junior high school assistant principal and as a fourth, fifth and seventh grade science and social science teacher in Texas. He has 22 years of experience in education and has served in his current position in Perry since 2005.
Wicks is currently the part-time superintendent of the Orient-Macksburg Community School District. His career in education began in 1979 as a fourth grade teacher in what is now the Panorama school district. He was also a fourth grade teacher at Johnston and principal at Rockwell City Elementary. From 1989-2012 he was Perry Elementary School principal.