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Thank you for your input. +11 Vote up Vote down sumner resident · 75 weeks ago Please hire the person with out side the box thinking, Like do away with the summit program that is a failure. Make teachers more accountable and put students first again. So if it means don’t hire with-in so be it. We need a new face with a new out look for wellington. Report Reply 0 replies · active 75 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Concerned resident · 75 weeks ago I agree with a new fresh face needed. What is seen on display is that there has not been an honest advocate for the students and parents regarding the numerous concerns brought forward on the Summit program. The school board seems to be resistant to answer questions and much to my dismay all have not been on top of what the program is or is not which is embarrassing. Our students deserve better and please remember we cannot afford to lose students. Report Reply 0 replies · active 75 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Adam HatfieldRobert DiepenbrockDr. Jeanne Strohby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington School Board will be holding three special meetings this week to determine who will be leading USD 353 in 2019-2020. The search for Wellington’s next superintendent commences tonight with an interview of USD 353 assistant superintendent Adam Hatfield, at 6 p.m. at the school administration office.On Wednesday at 6 p.m., Mr. Robert Diepenbrock will be the second of three candidates interviewed, who currently serves as the Superintendent at USD 331 Kingman-Norwich.On Thursday at 6 p.m., Dr. Jeanne Stroh will be the third of three candidates. She has recently retired after serving as Superintendent for USD 290 in Ottawa.The Wellington board is then expected to conclude interviews on Thursday where they will determine which candidates are the best fit for the superintendent position. Whether they will make that decision that night is to be determined.Each candidate will have a public reception beforehand, a private time, and an interview that will be part of a non-elected personnel executive session.Tonight, Hatfield is the first of three candidates. He is in his second year as an assistant superintendent. Previously, he served as the Wellington High School Principal for three years and the Wellington High School Assistant Principal for two years.His public reception begins at 4:15 to 5 p.m. Private time for the candidate will occur from 5 to 6 p.m. with the special meeting/interview following at 6 p.m.On Wednesday, Diepenbrock will be interviewed. He has been serving as superintendent of Kingman/Norwich for nine years and previously served as the Superintendent for USD 492 Flinthills for three years. He is scheduled to arrive at the district at 1 p.m., meet with the Superintendent Mark Whitener from 1:15 to 1:30 p.m., tour the buildings from 1:30 to 3 p.m., meet with principals and key administrators at the central office from 3 to 4 p.m.There will then be a public reception from 4:15 to 5 p.m. with a private time for candidates from 5 to 6 p.m. The special meeting will then be held that includes a non-elected personnel executive session.On Thursday, Stroh will be interviewed. She has served as Superintendent at USD 290 in Ottawa for four years and previously served as the assistant superintendent of USD 308 Hutchinson for four years. She is scheduled to arrive at the district at 1 p.m. She will meet with the superintendent from 1:15 to 1:30 p.m., tour the buildings from 1:30 to 3 p.m., meet with principals and key administrators from 3 to 4 p.m., have a public reception from 4:15 to 5 p.m. have private time from 5 to 6 p.m. and then be interviewed with the board at 6 p.m.According to the press release of all three candidates: “Candidates were selected for interviews based on their fit with desired that were developed with input from focus groups that were utilized throughout the search process.”Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.