The Ames School District has a new top administrator. The school board voted Friday morning to extend the superintendent's job offer to Jenny Risner, who is currently the superintendent of the Ocean Beach School District in Ocean Beach, Washington. Risner's been an educator for more than 20 years, and has superintendents credentials and a Masters Degree from Washington State University, as well as a Bachelors Degree from Saint Martin’s University. Risner was chosen from a pool of 69 candidates, and was one of two finalists to interview this week with Ames teachers, administrators, parents, community leaders and the school board. Risner's employment with the district starts July 1st with the end-of-June retirement of long-time superintendent Tim Taylor.
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