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New superintendent selected for West Ada School District

Posted at 11:56 PM, Apr 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-28 10:48:47-04

IDAHO — On Tuesday, the West Ada School District Board of Trustees voted to select Dr. Derek Bub as the district’s new superintendent.

In a 5-0 vote, the board selected Dr. Bub from a pool of four candidates, including current West Ada Assistant Superintendent Bret Heller, Kuna School District Superintendent Wendy Johnson, and Samuel Y. Jarman, the Superintendent of Alpine School District in Utah.

“I believe Dr. Bub is a brilliant instructional leader who consistently challenges the status quo has proven progressive leadership skills are well suited to continue and expand upon the legacy of quality education in the West Ada School District and, maximize the educational experience for all students,” said Sheena Buffi, a Board of Trustee for Zone 3.

Dr. Derek Bub answers public's questions during community forum on April 19.

The board entered an executive session for a few hours before returning and selecting Dr. Bub, who has served as Principal at Centennial High School since 2019 and has been with the West Ada School District since 2017 when he served as the Assistant Principal at Mountain View High School according to the school district.

"I am extremely thankful to our Board of Trustees and the ISBA for their hard work and dedication to our school district throughout this process," said Dr. Bub. "I am incredibly honored to lead and serve West Ada School District in partnership with our wonderful community, spectacular teachers, and amazing students.

During the meeting, the board said the district sent out a survey to get input from the community on what qualities they would like to see in a superintendent and got about 4,458 responses.

Dr. Bub will replace current superintendent Dr. Mary Ann Ranells who submitted her resignation in January. Rannells will serve as the superintendent until June 30 with the plan for Dr. Bub to begin on July 1.