South Haven Board of Ed Narrows Superintendent Search to Four

After sorting through nearly two dozen applications, the South Haven Public Schools Board of Education has narrowed their search for a new superintendent to four men and one of them is the current superintendent at the Watervliet Public Schools.

The South Haven Board is moving forward in the selection of their new educational administrator, after twenty-one educators applied for the position. The Board reviewed the applications and has invited four educators to be interviewed.  The process has been facilitated by Dave Killips, Regional President of the Michigan Leadership Institute.

The interviews will be held on November 5th and 6th, with two interviews to be held each evening, one scheduled at 6:00 pm and another at 7:30 pm. The interviews are open to the public and the public is encouraged to attend.

All interviews will be held at the Integrated Learning Center in the South Haven High School located at 600 Elkenburg Street in South Haven.

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The interview schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, November 5th at 6:00 pm:  Dr. Raymond Lechner, Superintendent in Wilmette, Illinois
  • Monday, November 5th at 7:30 pm:  Mr. Nathan Robrahn, High School Principal in Wyoming, Michigan
  • Tuesday, November 6th at 6:00 pm:  Mr. Kevin Schooley, Superintendent in Watervliet, Michigan
  • Tuesday, November 6th at 7:30 pm:  Mr. Jonathan Whan, Superintendent in Grant, Michigan

South Haven Public Schools Board President, Laura Bos says, “We were pleased with the number of applicants who demonstrated interest in South Haven. The Board understands the importance of this decision and the impact the new superintendent will have on our children, schools and community. We look forward to finding out more about the candidates’ leadership abilities and what each candidate has to offer our community. The Board has appreciated the input from the public and encourages people to attend the interviews. It is our hope to have a person in place near the beginning of January.”

South Haven’s previous Superintendent, Dr. Robert Herrera left late in the summer to become the new CEO and Superintendent of the Benton Harbor Area Schools after he had performed consultant duties with them for a period of time.