Two school superintendent candidates introduced to Laurel community March 15

By 
Jaci Webb Of The Laurel Outlook
Thursday, March 10, 2022

The Laurel School District is holding a meet and greet with two candidates for the superintendent position March 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the administration board room, 410 Colorado Ave., room 102. Superintendent Linda Filpula is retiring effective June 30 after serving the Laurel School District for 29 years, starting as a middle school teacher.

The two candidates were selected from four applicants for the superintendent position who were interviewed by the search committee in February. Laurel School Board chairman Karen Teeters chairs the search committee. The deadline for application has been extended through March 15.

Monte Silk is currently serving as the Superintendent of Colorado River Union High School District in Bullhead City, Ariz. Silk has been the Superintendent of Sidney Public Schools (2017-2020), the Superintendent/Principal at Pine Creek School in Livingston (2015-2016), Superintendent of Corvallis Public Schools (2009-2014), and Snowflake School District in Snowflake, Ariz. (2005-2009).

Silk has an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Wyoming, a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Montana State University, a teaching degree from Iowa State University, and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Westmar College, Iowa.

Michael Robey currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at North Central College, Naperville, Ill.

He previously served as the Assistant Regional Superintendent of Schools of Du-Page County, Ill. from 2017 to 2020. He also served as the Superintendent of Lombard Elementary School District from 2015-2017 and Maywood Elementary School District in Illinois from 2012-2015. Robey has held the positions of Assistant Superintendent in two other school systems in Illinois.

Robey has a Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Loyola University (Chicago), a Master’s Degree in Technology in Education from National-Louis University (Evanston) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology Education from Northern Illinois University.

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