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Seven Candidates for Superintendent of Schools Move into Interview Phase

March 31, 2021 - The West Ada School District Board of Trustees named seven finalists for Superintendent of Schools during their meeting last night. These applicants will move ahead in the process.


Interviews are scheduled for April 5-7. Then, on April 9, Trustees will choose up to four candidates as finalists for the position. All remaining candidates will participate in two forums, to be held April 19, to answer questions. One forum is for community members (7-9 p.m.). The other is for district personnel (4-6 p.m.).


Trustees select the next Superintendent of Schools during their meeting on April 27.


View the superintendent search community guide here:


Candidates Moving onto Interviews

  • Dr. Derek Bub, West Ada School District in Idaho – Principal of Centennial High School (1,840 Students)
  • Dr. Vickie Cartwright, Oshkosh Area School District in Wisconsin – Superintendent of Schools (9,911 Students, 23 Schools)
  • Bret Heller, West Ada School District in Idaho – Assistant Superintendent of Instruction (38,165 Students, 57 Schools)
  • Dr. Chris Hines, Conroe Independent School District in Texas – Deputy Superintendent (64,517 Students, 60 Schools)
  • David Holmes, La Center School District in Washington – Superintendent of Schools (1,715 Students, 4 Schools)
  • Sam Jarman, Alpine School District in Utah – Superintendent of Schools (78,659 Students, 90 Schools)
  • Wendy Johnson, Kuna School District in Idaho – Superintendent of Schools (5,000 Students, 11 Schools)


School District Community Provides Trustees Guidance on Qualities Desired in Superintendent

View survey responses by audience here: