The Search for a New Superintendent Brings Concerns to Board Members

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The search for a new superintendent has brought concerns to members of the Guam Education Board

PNC’s Althea Engman has the details on this story

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With a deadline of July 15th to turn in an application and a 6-month time frame for finding a superintendent, concerns have been raised by a Guam Education Board member, Robert Crisostomo, on an interim superintendent as part of the timeline while the selection process is still ongoing.

In a meeting last week, the Guam Department of Education went over a timeline created for the purpose of finding a new Superintendent which includes job advertisements, screening, an interview process, and more followed by a discussion of the requirements a candidate must meet in order to be considered for the position, but nothing about interim personnel to take over after the Superintendents last day set for July 15th

Crisostomo hopes to have some type of continuation of effort in the operation especially since the upcoming school year is right around the corner.

During the meeting, Maria Gutierrez, the chair of GEB made it clear that this meeting and this group were made to discuss the timeline of finding a superintendent and not for personnel issues.

Mary Okada, Vice Chairwoman of GEB, added that the request made by Crisostomo will be reflected in the minutes and will be up for discussion during the board’s executive session under personnel matters.

Althea Engman
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Althea Engman or as she is referred to as Thea joined the PNC team in August of 2021 as their youngest reporter and after a few months she was given the opportunity to be their weather girl. She currently attends the University of Guam while working at Sorenson. Her hobbies include dancing, creating content for social media, as well modeling on the side, she also is a big dog lover. Before working for PNC, she didn’t think about pursuing a career in journalism or a related field but it has helped her figure out a better career path. She covers a wide variety of news beats with a focus on legislation and lifestyle.