Mason City schools superintendent search narrowed to six

(ABC 6 News) – The Mason City Community School District has narrowed its search to six candidates for its open superintendent position.

The six candidates have not been named but were narrowed from 17.

The pool included seven out-of-state candidates. There were 13 male candidates, three female candidates, and one candidate choosing not to identify a gender. Three of the candidates hold a terminal degree (Ed.D. or Ph.D.), while four have seven or more years of administrative experience. All 17 candidates were presented to the Board of Education in closed session on February 1.

The six candidates selected will do additional interviews on February 10.

Community members will soon serve on a team conducting formal interviews with the finalists, which will take place February 22.

The new superintendent will begin leading the Mason City Community School District effective July 1, 2022.