DES MOINES — The chairman of the Des Moines school board said the interim superintendent is the panel’s pick for the permanent job heading Iowa’s largest school district.
Board Chairman Dick Murphy announced Friday that Thomas Ahart was offered the job and that the board would vote on a contract Tuesday.
Ahart, 45, has been leading the 32,000-student district since former Superintendent Nancy Sebring quit to become superintendent of schools in Omaha. Sebring later resigned the Omaha job after emails to a lover on her Des Moines district computer became public.
Ahart was chosen over two other finalists: James Browder, superintendent of the Anchorage School District in Alaska, and Carey Wright, chief academic officer of the District of Columbia Public Schools. Wright also was a finalist in Omaha. — AP