The Lewis-Palmer School District 38 board has named four finalists for the district's superintendent job.

There were 34 applicants for the post.

The Monument-area district has 6,235 students and a general fund budget of about $44 million. The district is consistently among the top in Colorado academic assessment tests and about 87 percent of graduates go on to higher education.

The finalists:

- Karen Brofft: Assistant superintendent of Englewood Public School District in Denver. She has an education specialist degree in administrative leadership and policy studies, University of Colorado, Denver, 13 years teaching experience, and 11 years administrative experience.

- Antonio D Giurado: executive director of school effectiveness for Jefferson County Public School District R-1 in Golden. Masters degree in administration and supervision, University of Phoenix, six years teaching experience, 17 years administrative experience.

- Karin Reynolds: deputy superintendent of Academy School District 20 in Colorado Springs. Masters degree in curriculum, instruction and leadership from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 16 years teaching experience, 15 years administrative experience.

- Julia Roark: assistant superintendent of Aspen School District in Aspen. PhD in K-12 reading eduation from the University of Northern Colorado, 12 years teaching experience, 18 years administrative experience.

The candidates will be interviewed Saturday in closed sessions by special selection teams consisting of school board members, staff, parents and others.

The choice is expected to be announced March 12 at a special board meeting, and confirmed March 20 after contract negotiations.

Retired former D-38 superintendent Ted Bauman is serving as interim superintendent; John Borman retired in December after two and a half years in the post.


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