By Paul Daquilante • Staff Writer • 

Superintendent finalists visit Sheridan




They concluded their visit by participating in a set of community forums. Each candidate was given one hour for a meet-and-greet in the high school cafeteria.

Bradshaw, a finalist for the Amity superintendent job last year, serves as director of instructional services and principal of the Morrison Campus Alternative Program in the Dallas School District. She has been in the Polk County district since 2003.

Sugg, who taught math at Dayton High School early in his career, is employed by the Sherwood School District in Washington County. He has served as assessment and accountability coordinator since 2010.

The board has scheduled site visits in Dallas and Sherwood today. Following those visits, it will discuss the candidates in executive session at 4 p.m. in the district office.

The tentative plan is for the board to come to a consensus on hiring one of the candidates during the executive session. The board is expected to vote to offer the job to its top choice when it convenes in open session.

Official action is expected to take place at the regular meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 20, following negotiation of a contract.

A.J. Grauer is retiring at the end of the school year. Her replacement will start work in Sheridan on July 1.

They were among 15 applicants for the job, all from outside the district.

A screening committee pared the field to six, five from Oregon and one from Washington. During interviews conducted in executive session last week, the board decided on Bradshaw and Sugg as finalists.

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