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Edgerton Middle School principal offered job as Evansville superintendent

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GINA R. HEINE
February 25, 2012
— Edgerton Middle School Principal Jerry Roth has been offered the job of being Evansville’s new school superintendent.

Roth is the only finalist picked from six candidates interviewed by the Evansville School Board and a committee of 22 community members and school staff, said Don Stevens, one of the consultants hired by the district to assist in the hiring process.


“In the ranking, Jerry was above all the other candidates in both groups,” Stevens said.


The job offer is contingent upon Roth meeting with the public and school staff Monday night and a final interview with the school board Tuesday afternoon.


Details of his contract remain to be worked out.


Although Roth’s pay has not been negotiated, the school board promised to make an offer competitive in the Rock Valley Conference, Stevens said.


Superintendent Heidi Carvin, who plans to retire at the end of the school year after serving nine years in the position, is paid about $121,000 annually, Stevens said.


The other candidates interviewed were:


-- Charles Urness, principal of Franklin Middle School in Janesville.


-- Steve Lutzke, superintendent of the Parkview School District in Orfordville.


-- Mary Jo Bernhardt, principal of Lincoln Inquiry Charter School in Whitewater.


-- Tammy Huth, assistant director of teacher education professional development and licensing at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.


-- Denise Wellnitz, superintendent of Darlington Community Schools in southwestern Wisconsin.


If Roth accepts the job, he would start July 1.


If you go

What: A forum for school staff and the public to meet with Jerry Roth, the only finalist for the Evansville School District superintendent job.


When: 7 p.m. Tuesday


Where: Evansville High School Performing Arts Center


Details: Roth will make a presentation and answer questions before mingling with those in attendance.


What’s next: Roth has a final interview with the school board Tuesday afternoon.



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