Riverbend candidate pool expanded

Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

An additional candidate for principal at Riverbend Elementary was added and interviewed on Monday.

Shannon Avenson, who is the principal of the kindergarten through 12th grade Northome school in Minnesota, was added to the finalists for Riverbend after the district received feedback from the public, stakeholders and other considerations. Avenson was a finalist for the Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School principal position, which went to interim principal (and five-year assistant principal) Molly Yerkes.

District communications manager Kristin Bartlett said Avenson had also applied for the Riverbend position and based upon the feedback, the hiring committee decided to add her to the Riverbend finalist pool as well.

Avenson was interviewed publicly on Monday afternoon at Riverbend.

Bartlett said a decision has not yet been made and an announcement should come at the end of the week or Monday at the latest.

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