January 26, 2021

The Colo-NESCO Community School District Board of Directors is pleased to update the district and communities in its Superintendent and Elementary Principal search.   Grundmeyer Leader Search has been assisting the Board with the search.  The board conducted six screening interviews with candidates on Monday, Jan. 25th.  After interviewing the candidates, reviewing references and considering qualifications, they have named the following candidates as finalists:

Curt Rheingans – Mr. Rheingans currently serves as the Superintendent at Creston Consolidated School District in Illinois.  He has served in this capacity the last four year.  His prior experience includes serving the North Scott (IA) School District where he was an Elementary Principal, Special Education Director and Director of Operations. A few highlights from his career include improving the financial condition of his district, implementing a new reading curriculum, developing Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) and drafting five-year facilities plan.

Matt Rasmusson – Mr.Rasmusson is a Colo-NESCO alum and has experience teaching and coaching in the district from 2001-2005.  He is currently serving as the High School Principal for East Marshall schools (6 years).  He also has experience as a Secondary Principal for Lynnville-Sully Schools, and a Jr./Sr. High Principal at Memphis Catholic School (TN).  Some of Matt’s experience includes expanding course options for students, implementation of classroom walk-throughs, and working closely with TLC leaders. His current high school has been recognized as a Bronze Medal School by US News and World Report.

Marc Snavely – Mr. Snavely has served as the Secondary Principal at Wilton for the last four years.  He has also been a principal for Starmont Schools, a School Improvement Consultant for Keystone Area Education Agency (AEA), and an elementary teacher (10 years).  His current school is a model for AIW (Authentic Intellectual Work).  He has also been responsible for managing a 1:1 Chromebook rollout, managing social media and many school improvement efforts including Response to Intervention (RTI) and Common Core Implementation.

Formal interviews have been scheduled for February 9th.  The board has identified stakeholders from the district and each community that will soon be invited to join the formal interview teams.  Those individuals will be asked to identify formal interview questions and provide feedback to the board after the formal interviews.

The board hopes to name a new Superintendent and Elementary Principal soon after the Feb. 9th formal interviews.  The successful candidate will officially start their tenure on July 1, 2021.