CSU region welcomes new Superintendents
Dr. Alan Hack was one of the youngest superintendents in Pennsylvania when Warrior Run hired him more than six years ago. Today, as the CSIU’s new Chief Academic Officer, he is one of our region’s five most veteran leaders. At the close of the 2021-22 school year, 13 of our 17 school districts will have a superintendent with under five years of experience in their current role.
While this infusion of new talent into the area has many advantages, it also will require ongoing professional development, collaboration among districts, and the support of the CSIU.
We welcome to our region the following, recently approved superintendents:
Bloomsburg Area School District: Mr. Jonathan J. Cleaver
Mifflinburg Area School District: Dr. Ken Dady
Warrior Run School District: Dr. Thor Edmiston
Additionally, the CSIU recently supported the Mifflinburg Area School District with the planning and facilitation of their superintendent search. Paying an organization like PASA or PSBA for this service can cost a district upwards of $15,000 and may not provide the board of directors, staff, or community the amount of time and input that a regional search can. Dr. Kurelja and his team received positive feedback about Mifflinburg’s two-round process, which utilized a community survey, first-round interviews with six candidates, and a full day of second-round interviews with the top three candidates, including district tours, staff forums, and a final interview with the board.
The search process was a valuable learning experience for the CSIU and will certainly allow us to continue this service, as needed in our area, into the future.