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Monday, April 29, 2013 7:21 PM

First candidate interviews for Ottawa superintendent post

By The Herald Staff

Lynda Alderman, left, and Tim Catlin, right, both newly elected Ottawa school board members, introduce themselves to superintendent candidate Dr. Jeanne Stroh, Hutchinson, Monday during a public meet-and-greet at the Ottawa School District Office, 1404 S. Ash St., Ottawa. Stroh is one of three potential candidates being interviewed for the position vacated by Dean Katt. A public reception is planned for 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today for the second candidate at the school district office. A public reception is scheduled for the same time and location Monday for the final candidate. (Photo by Matt Bristow/The Ottawa Herald)

Jeanne Stroh, assistant superintendent of the Hutchinson school district, said one of her first priorities would be to see that Ottawa’s implementation of the new common core curriculum went smoothly if she were hired to be the district’s top administrator.

Stroh, who has a doctorate degree from Kansas State University and 15 years of experience as an administrator, was the first of three finalists to interview with the school board to fill the post vacated by former superintendent Dean Katt, who resigned March 1.

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