The Delton Kellogg Board of Education has unanimously made its choice for its next superintendent.
Kyle Corlett, currently principal of Park Elementary in Three Rivers, was asked to negotiate a contract to lead the district after a special board meeting Monday
The search started with Hartman Consulting in February, leading to interviews of seven candidates, that were narrowed to four for second interviews in late April. The board members who visited Park Elementary said they talked to officials, teachers and others and heard nothing but positive things about Corlett.
The goal is to have Corlett in place on July 1. Interim Superintendent Carl Schoessel leaves the district on June 30. Schoessel accepted the position in the summer of 2014, when officials were having difficulty finding a permanent replacement for retiring Superintendent Paul Blacken. Schoessel signed on for two years and agreed to stay an additional year. Well known in the community, Schoessel was superintendent for the Hastings Area School System for more than 20 years.
Corlett taught English at Momence High School in Momence IL. from 2007 to 2013; was Curriculum Coordinator there 2013-2014; was Curriculum Director/Elementary Principal for Iroquois West Elementary Community Unit School District (CUSD) 10 in Gilman, IL. from 2013 to 2015 and principal at Park Elementary in Three Rivers from 2015 to present.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities at Cornerstone University, a Masters degree in Education from Olivet Nazarene University and is working toward a PhD in Educational Leadership:K-12 Leadership, at Western Michigan University, with anticipated course work completion in spring of 2018.
Corlett said it was an honor to be selected by the Delton Kellogg Board of Education.