A room full of River Valley parents, grandparents, and community members gathered at River Valley High School Tuesday night as the district held a meet and greet event featuring the three finalists to become their next superintendent.
Each finalist was given 30-minutes to talk about their vision for River Valley schools, and answer questions from the people in attendance.
First up was Matthew McCorkle, Principal at Wheelersburg High School in Scioto County. McCorkle felt his greatest asset was creating last relationships with his staff and students as well as his experience being a Principal from K-12.
Next was Marysville High School Principal Matt Chrispin, who also didn't have any superintendent experience but said that his strengths were fiscal responsibility and his record of sticking with a district. "I've been at two disctricts in 22 years," said Chrispin when talking about staying at River Valley for a long time.
Finally, the community members heard from Jim Peterson, the former Principal at Marion Catholic High School and current Superintendent at Fredericktown Local Schools. Peterson played to his experience as an administrator at all levels of education, he also talked about his role in taking Delaware Schools from 'Academic Watch' to an 'Excellent' rating while principal there.
Written feedback was collected from all community members who were present and the school board will ultimately make the final decision, their next scheduled meeting on the superintendent search will be Thursday at 6:30 P.M.
McCorkle speaking at RVHS.