Pequot Lakes School Board to interview four interim superintendent candidates June 7

After interviews, board is scheduled to appoint someone


The Pequot Lakes School Board will interview four interim superintendent candidates at 6 p.m. Monday, June 7, in the high school auditorium.

Candidates are:

  • Tamara Schultz.
  • Randy Hansen.
  • Kurt Stumpf.
  • Beth Borgen-Lindberg.

After the interviews, the board is scheduled to vote to enter into negotiations with a candidate.
Superintendent Chris Lindholm resigned effective June 30 after accepting the superintendent position in the Cook County School District. He has been Pequot Lakes superintendent since 2013.

The Minnesota School Board Association suggested the school board hire an interim superintendent as most candidates for full-time positions are likely already hired with just over a month left before the new fiscal year.

“Typically, an interim superintendent is either someone at the end of their career or maybe have retired but like to do one-year stints for districts in transitions,” Bolz-Andolshek said at the May 24 school board meeting. “It would truly be a year to transition us out so we can then resume a full search.”


She said the search for a new superintendent would then resume in the fall, but the MSBA suggests beginning the search in November, December or January and then finalizing a hire by April.

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