Short advertisements in the Saturday ' Review, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post announcing a leadership opportunity as superintendent of the Ann Arbor Public Schools have resulted in approximately 16 additional applicants for that post. Paul D. Carrington, chairman of the Board of Education committee vvhich is i searching for a new superintendent, said some 93 applications have now been received. And he says they are still coming in. i School Supt. W. Scott Westerman Jr., [the school district's head administrator I since 1967, will leave his post June 30. I Carrington says it was his idea to put Ithe advertisement in the national publications' in the hopes that "some ing persons" with administrative experience- perhaps businessmen with some educational background or government administrators in educational posts- might apply. "Educators often leave to go into business. We thought maybe it could work the other way around," Carrington said. The Saturday Review told Carrington it was the first advertisement for a school superintendency it had ever run. It appeared in the Feb. 20 issue. The advertisement reads: "Leadership Opportunity. The Ann Arbor Public Schools seek an extraordinary superintendent. For details, write Prof. Paul D. Carrington, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104." Carrington said he estímales 15 or 16 of the present 93 applications were the result of the ads. About two-thirds of the applicants are school administrators, one-third are businessmen, Carrington said. Three are Ann Arbor School District administrators. The tight job market is probably one reason for the large number of applicants for Westerman's position, Carrington thinks. In 1967, when the school board was searching for a sucessor for former Supt. Jack Elzay, only 40 people applied. Board of Education trustees are presenüy sifting through the applications. Carrington said the board hopes to narrow down the field soon and begin interviwwing by the end of March.
Rights Held By
Donated by the Ann Arbor News. © The Ann Arbor News.