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Dexter Superintendent Mary Marshall Finalist for Pentwater Public Schools Position

Marshall will be interviewed by the Pentwater Board of Education on Oct. 24 for a superintendent/principal position.

Dexter Community Schools Superintendent Mary Marshall is one of four finalists for a superintendent position with the Pentwater Public Schools District, according to an article in the Oceana Herald-Journal.

Marshall was one of 32 applicants who applied for the job vacated earlier this summer by Superintendent Bob Gendron.

Marshall said she was notified about the decision this week.

"My interest in this position is based on a longer range family plan to live on the west side of the state near Lake Michigan and some unique professional opportunities to have more connections with the teaching and learning process," she said.

Pentwater Public Schools has roughly 285 students, which is one aspect that appealed to Marshall.

"I am and will always be proud to be part of Dexter Community Schools. There is a 75 percent chance I’ll be right here in Dexter, but this opportunity is one that I just couldn’t pass up when I look at my family, long-term goals, and some unique professional opportunities the position of superintendent/principal offers," she said.

If she is selected for the position, Marshall said she would feel confident leaving the district in capable leadership.

"One reason I felt comfortable in exploring this option at this time is because of the strength of the administrative team we have in place in the district. Our district encountered several administrative transitions in recent years, mostly due to retirements of some very talented people, and the institutional knowledge that we have rebuilt with our new administrators makes me very confident in our team of educational leaders," she said.

Marshall will be interviewed Oct. 24 at 6 p.m.

Barbara Read October 17, 2012 at 06:13 AM
Hi Mary, I'm sorry you have to miss the Education Forum next Wednesday because of your interview, but good luck. What an exciting opportunity for your family.

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