Middleton School District Press Release March 11, 2021
Trustees conducted reference checks during executive sessions Wednesday and Thursday before announcing the three finalists for Middleton School District’s new superintendent.
Board Chairman Kirk Adams said the finalists are: Glen Croft, Jeff Dillion and Marc Gee.
Face-to-face interviews will be conducted Monday evening, Adams said, adding he expects the board to make a decision Monday night.
Adams said the board will not hold an open house for the candidates, as was done previously, for two primary reasons: Covid conditions create some logistical challenges and results of recent surveys with district parents, staff and students provided community feedback to develop questions during the hiring process.
Croft is the current principal at Middleton Academy, starting in August 2019, leaving the Marsing School District where he served as an elementary principal, districtwide instructional coach and curriculum director during a period of three years.
Croft worked in the Middleton School District 2011-2016 as the secondary summer school principal for two years and was a teacher at the Academy for five years. He was an adjunct instructor at College of Western Idaho for 2.5 years and served as a graduate and research assistant at Boise State University for three years.
Croft’s superintendent certification will be completed by July at Montana State University. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University-Hawaii, his master’s from Gonzaga University and his doctorate in education from Boise State University.
Dillion has been superintendent of the Wilder School District since December 2012. He also serves as principal of the elementary school, a position he held starting in 2008. He was Wilder’s K-12 assistant principal during the 2007-2008 school year. Prior to taking a job in Wilder, Dillion worked in Sunnyside, Wash., elementary and middle schools between 2001 and 2007.
Dillion earned his doctorate in educational leadership from Northwest Nazarene University in 2019, his master’s, his teaching certificate and his bachelor’s degree from Heritage University.
Gee has been superintendent at Preston School District since July of 2015, and has served as an online principal of Idaho Digital Learning Alliance since June 2011. He was Garden Valley School District superintendent for one year and he held positions in the Sugar-Salem School District as a principal and teacher during an eight-year period.
Gee expects to complete his doctorate in educational administration at Northwest Nazarene University this year, where he also earned his education specialist’s degree. He earned his master’s from Idaho State University and his bachelor’s from Utah State University.
The Middleton School Board has set the salary range for the new superintendent between $120,000 and $140,000.
Superintendent Kristin Beck, who stepped into the role as superintendent in July 2020, told the trustees in January that she plans to return as Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources at the beginning of the new fiscal year, July 1.