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Trustee to seek superintendent’s job

Sharlene Irete


School Board trustee Ron Beck has resigned to apply for the superintendent’s position being vacated when John Soderman retires in June.

“When an opportunity comes along, you’ve got to go for it,” Beck said about running for superintendent. “I’m putting my application in and we’ll see what happens.”

The 54-year-old Johnson Lane resident is the current grants/special projects manager for the Carson City School District. He has served on the Douglas County School Board since June after the resignation of Loren Orr.

Orr ran against Beck in the November 2004 election for school board and won by a narrow margin but only held the position from July 2004 to May 2005.

Beck said he has been involved in all aspects of education for 28 years. He has been a substitute teacher, bus driver and taught school for eight years. His experience includes working in several Nevada school districts and with the state department of education.

“I hope that my experience across the board shows my qualifications for the job,” Beck said.

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Registered voters interested in applying for the school board District 1 should be a resident of the area that includes Sunridge and most of Johnson Lane.

The school board position will be up for election in 2006.

The public is invited to take part in community forums that explain the timeline and selection process for the superintendent job vacated by Soderman. Applications for superintendent will be taken until Dec. 1.

Superintendent Search:

Tues. Nov. 15, 7 p.m. Carson Valley Middle School

Tues. Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School

For information, call the district office at (775) 782-3154.