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Search committee selects finalists for Morris Area superintendent

The Morris Area school board's search committee has selected six finalists to interview for the school

district's superintendent vacancy, a news release from the district said.

The finalists are:

■ Troy Ferguson, superintendent, St. Francis Area Public Schools, St. Francis

■ Dennis Goodwin,superintendent, Murphy Elementary School District, Phoenix, Arizona

■ Dale Hogie, superintendent, Lake Park Audubon School District, Lake Park

■ Todd Lee, superintendent/7-12 principal, Howard School District, Howard, South Dakota

■ Melissa Radeke, director of teaching and learning/4-6 principal, Windom Area Schools,


■ Sue Richards-Chase, principal, Cass Lake-Bena Middle School, Class Lake

The finalists were selected from a pool of 19 applicants based on criteria established by the school board's search committee.

The school board has scheduled interviews for the finalists beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday,

April 5, with continuation at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, in the Morris Area Elementary School Media Center, 151 Columbia Ave., Morris.

All interviews are open to the public.

District superintendent Rick Lahn will retire on June 30.