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Board of Education votes to hire Dr. Shaner

January 24, 2013

After 40 minutes of discussion, the Board of Education voted 7 – 0 to hire Dr. Robert Shaner for the position of Rochester Community Schools Superintendent.  Board trustees praised his honesty and integrity, credentials, humility, servant leadership, loyalty, visionary instructional leadership, high standards, and consensus building.  He was also described as authentic and genuine, approachable, caring about kids, sharing our values, a respected leader, supporter of his staff, strategic, very intelligent, a sincere educator, a lifelong learner, and collaborative.  Board members were impressed that he has seen the complexity of a large district, has a commitment to continued scholarship, has a continual focus on student achievement,  has a diverse background, and an advocate for public education.

REA President Doug Hill and PTA Council President Michelle Bueltel thanked the Board of Education for their commitment to the process and working hard to select the right individual.

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Shaner!  We look forward to working with him to make our district even better, particularly in increasing options in gifted education.

Thank you for reading Rochester SAGE.  Together we can make a difference for gifted children!

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