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BEA’s superintendent is semifinalist at STMA

By Staff | Apr 10, 2016

Blue Earth Area Schools superintendent Evan Gough is one of six semifinalists for the superintendent position at St. Michael-Albertville, it was announced last Wednesday.

Gough says he applied for the position because he and his family once lived nearby in the Annandale District and have many friends in the area.

“I want everyone to know I am very happy here in the Blue Earth Area District,” he said. “We have an excellent school system here, a great School Board and we are doing some wonderful things. But, this is an opportunity I felt I should explore.”

The St. Michael-Albertville (STMA) School District has about 6,000 students and encompasses a wide area. It includes a high school, two middle schools and four elementary schools.

Current STMA superintendent Jim Behle has been with the district for six years and plans to retire at the end of this school year.

According to the STMA District website, the first round of interviews of the six semifinalist candidates will be held on April 12-13. On April 18, two or three finalists will be selected.

Those finalists will be interviewed in a second round conducted on April 26-28 and a final selection and hiring of a new superintendent is expected to be made on May 16.

Gough said he informed BEA School Board chairman Frankie Bly when he first applied for the position. Now that he is a semifinalist, he has informed all the board members and key staff at the schools.