Superintendent Search Update
After second round interviews and visitations with candidates Jeff Terpenning, Superintendent of Capac Community Schools, and Paul Flynn, Superintendent of Sandusky Community Schools, the Coldwater Board of Education has agreed to enter contract negotiations for its new superintendent with Paul Flynn.
Mr. Flynn has served as Sandusky’s Superintendent since 2017. Previously, he served the Yale Public Schools as high school principal for seven years, as high school assistant principal for nine years, and as a high school teacher for eight years. Mr. Flynn holds an Educational Specialist’s Degree in Central Office Administration/Superintendent from Saginaw Valley State University, a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Speech from Michigan State University.
Mr. Flynn is expected to begin his new duties on July 1, 2023.
Superintendent Search Timeline
December 2, 2022
Preliminary Posting; Input Due on Three Questions from Board of Education DONE
December 5-9, 2022
Input Gathered via Website from Public SURVEY CLOSED - Thanks for your responses!
- What are the unique skills, qualifications, and characteristics desired of the new superintendent?
- What are the challenges facing Coldwater Community Schools in the next 3-5 years?
- What are the Points of Pride for Coldwater Community Schools?
December 13, 2022
Focus Group Meetings for Input to Develop Profile DONE
December 16, 2022
Posting/Profile to various sites
February 3, 2023
Posting Closes at 4 PM Posting is now closed
February 20, 2023
Presentation of Candidates to Board, 5 PM
- Selection of Candidates for Interviews
- Preparation for Interviews
- Finalize Questions for First Round
March 8-9, 2023
First Round Interviews at Lakeland Elementary Cafeteria
- March 8, 6 PM: Dr. Paden Stalter, Director of REAP, Lansing Public Schools, Lansing, MI
- March 8, 7:30 PM: Mr. Paul Flynn, Superintendent, Sandusky Community Schools, Sandusky, Michigan
- March 9, 6 PM: Dr. William Stitt, Superintendent, Fremont Community Schools, Fremont, Indiana
- March 9, 7:30 PM: Mr. Jeff Terpenning, Superintendent, Capac Community Schools, Capac, Michigan
March 16, 2023
Final Interviews at Lakeland Elementary Multi-Purpose Room
- 6 PM: Mr. Jeff Terpenning, Superintendent, Capac Community Schools, Capac, Michigan
- 7:30 PM: Mr. Paul Flynn, Superintendent, Sandusky Community Schools, Sandusky, Michigan
Special Board Meeting to hire new Superintendent
July 1, 2023
New Superintendent Begins Duties