Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati Enquirer |
Cooper, whose four-year contract with Mason schools ends in July 2022, is one of three finalists in Poudre School District’s superintendent search, according to a Monday announcement from the Fort Collins, Colorado school district.
Poudre School District serves 30,000 students in 52 schools and five charter schools, and is the ninth-largest school district in Colorado, according to the website. The district serves students in Fort Collins, Laporte, Timnath, Wellington, Red Feather, Livermore, Stove Prairie and parts of Windsor.
Mason City Schools board president Charles Galvin said in a Wednesday statement that Cooper is expected to have “a tough decision” to make.
Fort Collins community gets chance to question PSD superintendent candidates
Molly Bohannon, Fort Collins Coloradoan |
More than 60 PSD parents and Fort Collins community members tuned in Friday evening to learn more about the finalists – Jonathan Cooper, Brian Kingsley and Heather Sanchez – and their stances on hot topics in the district. Each candidate received about an hour of screen time to field questions and introduce themselves to the community.
Cooper is superintendent of Mason City Schools in Warren County, Ohio. Sanchez is executive director of schools for the Bellevue School District in Bellevue, Washington. Kingsley is chief academic officer of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Coloradoan has summarized each candidate’s answers on the questions, grouped by similar topics.