Renton School Board narrows superintendent search to six
By TRACEY COMPTON
Renton Reporter Staff writer
March 12, 2013 · 3:40 PM
The Renton School Board has narrowed to six candidates the field of candidates for the next school superintendent.
The candidates who will receive a preliminary interview are:
• Merri Rieger, chief academic officer of the Kent School District
• Anthony Byrd, assistant superintendent of the Edmonds School District
• Becky Berg, superintendent of Deer Park School District• Joel Aune, superintendent of the Snoqualmie Valley School District
• Chrys Sweeting, assistant superintendent of Puyallup School District
• Flip Herndon, superintendent of Bremerton School District.
The six were chosen at a special School Board meeting last weekend.Candidate interviews are scheduled March 18, 19 and 20. The School Board will meet to determine the final three candidates for the April 1, 2 and 4 interviews and community meetings. The interviews will be conducted at district headquarters, 300 S.W. Seventh St., in Renton.
Vera Risdon is the acting superintendent. In January she replaced Mary Alice Heuschel, who is now Gov. Jay Inslee's chief of staff.Contact Renton Reporter Staff writer Tracey Compton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-255-3484, ext. 5052.