Florence school superintendent candidates finalized

Florence school superintendent candidates finalized

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Florence-Carlton Schools are hosting a meet and greet for their four superintendent candidates at 6 p.m. on Feb. 18, in the library.

The Florence-Carlton School Board will interview four candidates for superintendent today, Wednesday, Feb. 19. 

The interviews will get underway at 4 p.m. in the school district conference room. The public is invited. 

The candidates include:

Corey Austin — Austin currently serves as superintendent of the Target Range School in Missoula. He previously served as superintendent at Southeast Fountain School in Indiana and as principal at North Vermillion High School and North West Hendricks School Corporation in Indiana. He holds a Ph.D. from Indiana State University and a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts from Oakland City University.

Gerald Chouinard — Chouinard currently serves as superintendent at Lame Deer School District in Lame Deer. He previously served as principal at Lame Deer Elementary School and as principal at Inspire-The Idaho Connections Academy. He holds a Master of Arts from Idaho State University and a Bachelor of Arts from Montana State University.

Brian Rayburn — Rayburn currently serves as superintendent at Lima School District in Lima. He previously served as superintendent at Essex-Caledonia Supervisory Union and as principal at Blue Mountain Union School District and Sutton School in Vermont. He holds a Master of Education from Plymouth State University and a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University-Hawaii.

John “Scott” Stiegler — Stiegler is the superintendent and principal of Lone Rock Elementary School District, a position he has held since 2017. Prior to joining Lone Rock, he was a classroom teacher and athletic director for the Florence Carlton School District. Stiegler has a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Montana and master’s degree in educational leadership from Rocky Mountain College.

The interview schedule is Stiegler at 4 p.m., Austin at 5 p.m., Chouinard (by video conference) at 6 p.m. and Rayburn at 7 p.m. 


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