Down to the top 2

GWINN – The Gwinn school board is still considering two top candidates in its search for a new superintendent.

The board met Thursday evening to discuss both Dru Milliron, of downstate Rogers City and Maryann Boddy of Spread Eagle, Wis.

Milliron is the former superintendent and K-12 principal of the Posen Consolidated School District in lower Michigan and has previously served as a superintendent/K-12 principal and a secondary education teacher. He has a master’s degree in educational leadership and a bachelor’s in science.

Boddy is currently a middle and high school principal at Iron Mountain Public Schools in Iron Mountain and has previously worked as an elementary and middle school assistant principal, a high school principal and as a teacher. She has a Master of Arts degree in education, educational administration and supervision and a bachelor’s in science with a secondary education teacher certification.

The Gwinn school board has contracted with the MASB to facilitate its superintendent search.

Michigan Association of School Boards consultant Sheri Davie said the board had discussed Thursday some public concern over Milliron’s departure from the Posen school district. Davie said he had left by “mutual agreement” with his former employer.

“He was asked about it and he answered that,” Davie said. “There were still a few little questions about it.”

Davie said the board simply wasn’t ready to make a decision between the two candidates Thursday.

A meeting has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. April 14 in which the board could vote to offer the superintendent position to one of the two finalists.

“This is a big decision for the board and they want to feel totally comfortable with whomever they put in there,” Davie said.

Jackie Stark can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 242. Her email address is