A field of six superintendent candidates at Riverview is now down to just two finalists.
The Riverview Community Schools Board of Education conducted its first round of interviews April 13-14 and asked Pamela Campbell and Joseph Hatzl to return for a second round of interviews on Tuesday April 19.
Campbell is the superintendent of the Columbia School District in Brooklyn, Michigan. Hatzl is principal of Riverview Community High School.
Interviews will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Campbell, followed by an 8 p.m. interview with Hatzl. The interviews, which are open to the public, will take place in the City Council Chambers at Riverview Town Hall, 14100 Civic Park Drive.
However, members of the public will have the opportunity to interact with the two finalists before the interviews. Campbell and Hatzl will be at Seitz Middle School, 17800 Kennebec, from 4-5 p.m. on April 19, in rooms 121 and 123, respectively.
The open house allows the public to meet each candidate and have a brief discussion with him.
In addition to Campbell and Hatzl, the other candidates who were interviewed in the first round were Matthew Barbini, superintendent of Libertyville School District 70 in Illinois; Marcus Kaemming, Chelsea School District Human Resources Superintendent; Kevin Brock, assistant superintendent of Dearborn Heights School District No. 7; and James Anderson, who currently works at Wayne Memorial High School, part of Wayne-Westland Community Schools.
“We had the good fortune to interact with six highly qualified educators,” said board chair Tim Bohr. “We appreciate the efforts made by all of our nominees and are grateful for the time stakeholders have spent with us in the process. Our task of narrowing the field of candidates to two was not easy.
Following open houses and second-round interviews on April 19, the board plans to select a final candidate with whom to enter contract negotiations to be the district’s next superintendent of schools.