Darby High School

Darby School District has three candidates for the superintendent position.

The Darby Board of Trustees has selected three superintendent finalists to replace retiring Loyd Rennaker.

Kyle Fisher, Danny Johnston and Linda Rawlings will meet the public at a community reception on Wednesday, March 28, in the Darby School cafeteria and the interviews on Thursday, March 29, are open to the public.

“We have selected three candidates to interview and look forward to learning more about their experiences and their attributes that can assist the District in moving forward to enhance student success,” said board chair Kate Duggan.

Kyle Fisher, principal and activities director for the Alberton Joint School District since 2013, taught history, physical education and traffic education for Havre High School and was an adjunct faculty member at Montana State University – Northern. Fisher received his Bachelor of Science degree from Montana State University – Northern, his Master of Science in Education also from MSU-Northern, and his principal certificate from the University of Montana, Missoula.

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Danny Johnston, K-8 Principal for the Victor Schools since 2002, was the 7-12 principal in Darby from 1999-2002. Johnston taught agriculture education for 13 years in the St. Ignatius and Central Consolidated School systems. Johnston received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural and Extension Education from New Mexico State University and his Masters’ degree in Educational Leadership from New Mexico State University.

Linda Rawlings has been a special education teacher and behavioral specialist for School District 51, Boundary British Columbia, as a principal for Granite School District, and as an instructor for the University of British Columbia. Rawlings received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development from California State University, Los Angeles, CA. She received her Masters’ in Educational Administration from California State University and her PhD in Special Education and Educational Psychology from the University of Utah.

The Darby School Board has provided two opportunities to meet the candidates - a community reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, in the Darby School cafeteria and interviews at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, in the Darby School Library that are open to the public.