DOUGAS COUNTY, Colorado (CBS4) The Douglas County School District School Board announced four finalists for the superintendent on Tuesday evening. The candidates are Samuel Jarman, Dr. Christopher Page, Dr. Mary Young and DCSD Interim Superintendent Corey Wise.
The board commissioned the search company Frederick Andrews with the selection. The company has narrowed the finalists from a group of more than 103 potential candidates.
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The district will hold panel interviews with staff, parents, students, and the community from April 12-13. DCSD will be streaming a community forum via Superintendent Search on its YouTube channel on April 13th at 5pm.
The board expects to nominate a single finalist at its April 20th meeting. Below are the biographies of the four finalists provided by DCSD:
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Mr. Samuel Jarman
Samuel Jarman was superintendent of the Alpine School District in Utah. Mr. Jarman retired in July 2020 after six successful years as superintendent at thirty-five years in public education. The Alpine School District is the largest district in Utah. There are over 81,000 students, 9,000 employees, 92 schools and other support buildings. The students attend ASD schools in 14 communities. The graduation rate increased from 78% in 2004 to 93% in 2020.
Dr. Christopher Page
Christopher Page is currently the principal at Highlands Ranch High School in Colorado. Christopher Page is a career educator who began his career here in the Douglas County School District (DCSD). Mr. Page is in his 18th year with DCSD. He began as an 8th grade history teacher at Rocky Heights Middle School and then moved to Rock Canyon High School. Mr. Page taught at Rock Canyon High School and later served as the Assistant Principal / Dean of Classes at Rock Canyon. In 2015, Mr. Page was hired as the principal of the Highlands Ranch High School where he is currently working.
Mr. Corey Wise
Corey Wise currently serves as the Interim Superintendent of the Douglas County School District in Colorado. Corey Wise is a professional educator who started his journey right here in the Douglas County School District (DCSD). Mr. Wise is in his 25th year in DCSD. He started as a student teacher, then as a social science teacher at Ponderosa High School. Mr. Wise taught at Chaparral High School from the first year of school and later served as Chaparral’s Assistant Principal. In 2007, Mr. Wise was hired as the founding director of Legend High School, where he served for seven years before moving to DCSD Headquarters as Director of High Schools and most recently as Executive Director of Schools for the East Highlands Ranch Region and Alternative Education.
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Dr. Mary Young
Mary Young currently serves as the superintendent for Warren County Schools in Warren, North Carolina. Dr. Young has had a successful career in public education for more than 20 years. She is a proven leader. Prior to Warren County Schools, she served in Prince George’s County Public Schools, Maryland, where she served as Executive Director, Employee Performance and Evaluation Bureau, and Instructional Supervisor. Prince George’s County is a large urban school district serving over 130,000 students. Before going to Maryland, Dr. Young served as the Education Assistant / Program Director for the South Carolina Department of Education. She has also served as the principal at several Washington, DC schools