Shelby school board expected to select new superintendent Thursday.

June 8, 2022

Shelby Public Schools Superintendent Tim Reeves

Shelby school board expected to select new superintendent Thursday.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

SHELBY — The Shelby Public Schools Board of Education is expected to select a new superintendent Thursday, June 9.

The board has narrowed down the field to two candidates — Shelby High School Principal Mark Olmstead and Ludington High School Principal Dan Mesyar.

The new school leader will take over for Superintendent Tim Reeves, who resigned to accept the superintendent job at Wayland Public Schools. Reeves is leading the effort to find a replacement at Shelby. His last day on the job will be June 30, and the new superintendent will take over July 1.

“We are in the process of holding second-round interviews,” said Reeves. “We had first-round interviews last Thursday (June 2).” Four candidates were interviewed out of a field of seven applicants.

The other two candidates who were interviewed for the position were Mason County Eastern Elementary/Secondary School Principal Mark Forner and Newaygo High School Principal Ben Reyburn.

Thursday’s special board meeting begins at 5:20 p.m. in the high school media center with Mesyar’s interview starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by Olmstead’s at 7:15 p.m. Audience members will have an opportunity to provide input to the board through a feedback form. 

“It is anticipated the board will deliberate on June 9 and select the candidate for superintendent of Shelby Public Schools,” states Reeves in a memorandum on the district’s website.

“It’s been a great experience for me,” said Reeves of his tenure as Shelby’s superintendent. “I’ve had tremendous happiness working in this wonderful community. I am going to look back fondly on my time and memories working there. I will miss the good people that I’ve had a great opportunity to work with over the last four and a half years.”

During the transition, Reeves said he will fulfill a few contract days at Wayland prior to his last official day in Shelby.

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