By Becky Holland, firstname.lastname@example.org
MARSHALL – Nearly two months after the announcement that Marshall Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Marc Smith accepted the position of superintendent of schools for the Duncanville Independent School District, the Marshall ISD Board of Trustees are ready to begin the first round of interviews of candidates to fill the position.
Unlike most school districts searching for candidates, the MISD Board of Trustees is conducting the search on its own. There is no committee – the MISD trustees are handling the process themselves.
According to Helen Warwick, President of the MISD Board of Trustees, the trustees reviewed approximately 50 applicants. As of Tuesday afternoon during a special called meeting, the trustees had narrowed the list of candidates down to eight individuals..
“They will be invited here in the next few weeks for a first round of interviews,” Warwick told the Piney Woods News via a phone interview Tuesday.
Warwick stated that all of the trustees have worked hard together, and as a team in the process, and will continue to do so. “Also having Dr. Nichols with us, and utilizing his contacts, we have been able to move smoothly through the process,” she said. Brian Nichols is serving as the interim superintendent of schools in Marshall.
Once the first round of interviews are complete, the MISD Board of Trustees will review the applicants, narrow the list even further, and bring those candidates back for another set of interviews until the superintendent is chosen.