SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – Wednesday, the general public realized extra about two candidates vying for the brand new superintendent of the Sioux metropolis’s Group Faculty District. They’re dr. Rod Earleywine, and Dr. Geovanny Ponce.
Earleywine served as interim overseer of Sioux Metropolis. Beforehand, he served as superintendent within the Bluff-Luton Faculty District Sergeant.
Ponce served as assistant highschool superintendent for the Houston, Texas Unbiased Faculty District.
Late Wednesday, the 2 candidates have been in a position to handle public questions at a “group dialog” on the North Sioux Metropolis Excessive Faculty Libraries Media Middle.
Earleywine credit her expertise, at SB-L and at Sioux Metropolis.
Constructing on the expertise she’s gathered over the past seven months as interim superintendent of Sioux Metropolis, Earleywine says she believes her earlier expertise — each as instructor and coach — will assist her reach a everlasting place within the district.
“I see myself as a pacesetter, CEO of the Sioux Metropolis Group Faculty District,” stated Earleywine. “The Sioux Metropolis Group Faculty District is the third largest district within the state. However what I do every single day in working with people, I nonetheless train and I nonetheless coach. And that is on the administration stage and dealing with directors, however I feel instructing and coaching them to be higher is a vital a part of my job.”
Moreover, by signing the “alternative of college” invoice this week, Earleywine communicated her aim of creating Sioux Metropolis public colleges enticing to each college students and fogeys.
“What now we have to do is maintain getting higher on the Sioux Metropolis Group Faculty District,” stated Earleywine. “We have now to be a spot the place folks wish to come, the place our households wish to ship their kids and ship their kids to highschool inside our college district. That is our mission.”
Earleywine additionally talked about the significance of sustaining a constructive relationship with the college board and making herself seen within the college constructing to construct rapport with college students and college.
One other finalist is Dr. Geovanny Ponce, who served as assistant highschool superintendent within the Houston Unbiased Faculty District.
Ponce, a local of Honduran, has lived and labored in Texas all his life since coming to the US.
He stated he favored the nice and cozy welcome he bought from the group, and that he was each shocked and intrigued by the various inhabitants of Sioux Metropolis whereas researching the world.
He hopes to offer a top quality studying surroundings for kids of all backgrounds in Siouxland.
“That is what I like,” Ponce stated. “Give high quality training to kids. And the youngsters are over. So, if I can come and assist and supply that, I am very comfortable. And I actually look ahead, that my information will likely be used right here to assist folks in want.”
With a lawsuit lately filed by former superintendent Dr. Paul Gausman of the present 4 members of the college board, Ponce raises a number of questions on getting into that state of affairs if he will get the job. She stated she wasn’t apprehensive about it. As a substitute, he centered on forming a successful workforce with the college board.
“What issues to me is what’s in entrance of me,” Ponce stated. “The longer term. I see a vibrant future. I see myself, supporting all 22 colleges, engaged on the identical web page with seven board members, and being a workforce of eight and rising collectively.”
Despite the fact that Ponce will likely be flying again to Houston, on Thursday, he hopes Wednesday night time will not be the final time he addresses the Sioux Metropolis group.
The Sioux Metropolis Group Faculty Board will meet in a particular session Thursday at 3:00 p.m. to debate, after which announce, its selections for superintendents.
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