Superintendent Candidates Begin to Meet Community
Jim Browder now meeting with school board, public
The first of two candidates who want to be the city’s next school superintendent is in town for the next few days to meet with the community.
Jim Browder is a former superintendent of Lee County School District in Fort Myers, Florida.
He’ll spend three days touring the school district’s facilities, meeting students and staff members, and interviewing with the school nboard.
Browder says what initially attracted him to the Anchorage School District is that it was already headed in a good direction.
“They’ve done a good job over the past several years of educating children,” Browder said. “I believe that what I bring for a larger district is a sense of how to continue that. I wouldn’t want anyone to think I’m coming in saying this is not a good school district. I think this is a great school system.”
You are invited to spend some time with Browder at the school district’s Education Center’s board room Friday night from 7 to 9 p.m.
The other candidate, Steve Atwater, is the current superintendent of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. He’ll be in Anchorage next week for his meet-and-greet.
The school board hopes to have a new superintendent selected by the end of the month.