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Three finalists to be interviewed

Sandusky could pick supt. Thursday
BY ERIC LEVINE
810-452-2689 • elevine@mihomepaper.com


Paul Flynn Paul Flynn The search for Sandusky’s next school superintendent could conclude Thursday.

Three candidates are scheduled for second interviews with the board of education. They were selected at the conclusion of last week’s first-round interviews with six candidates from the original list of 21 applicants for the job.

Thursday’s interviews, in the board meeting room are open to the public. The schedule is:

• 5-5:50 p.m., Paul Flynn, Yale High School Principal;

• 6-6:50 p.m., Joseph Perrera, Whittemore- Prescott Schools Superintendent;

• 7-7:50 p.m., Levi Jeff Terpenning, Hillsdale High School Principal.

The board could make a decision that evening on their choice for superintendent, or wait until May 15. They could also decide to make site visits to candidates’ home districts prior to the May 15 board meeting.


Jeff Terpenning Jeff Terpenning Final approval of the new superintendent would be contingent on successful contract negotiations. The goal is for the administrator to start July 1, the day after Mike Carmean retires as superintendent, the position he has held for seven and a half years.

Flynn has been Yale’s high school principal since 2010. Prior to that he served nine years as the district’s assistant principal and eight years as a language arts teacher.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Michigan State University, a master’s degree in secondary schools administration from Central Michigan University, and a specialist in education degree from Saginaw Valley State University.

Perrera has served as Whittemore-Prescott superintendent since 2014. He previously served as principal of Genesee High School from 2010-2014, and elementary principal in the in the Genesee district from 2000-2010.

He has a bachelor’s degree in education from Muskingum College in Ohio, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Madonna University, and a specialist degree in educational leadership from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Terpenning, a Deckerville native, has been high school principal at Hillsdale since 2012. Previously, he was a high school teacher at Centreville Schools from 2004-12.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Saginaw Valley State University, and a master’s degree from Western Michigan University.

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