Superintendent finalists narrowed down to two

By Keith Skenandore
The Pulaski Board of Education has selected candidate finalists for the position of Superintendent.
Ten candidates were interviewed on Saturday, February 6, and in a closed session of a Special Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, February 10, the list has been narrowed down to two.
The finalists are Richard Appel, Chilton Middle School principal and transportation director for their school district, and current Pulaski interim superintendent Bec Kurzynske. Kurzynske is also the district’s personnel director.
“We are excited about the finalists chosen, each of whom would be well-qualified to lead the district,” board President Robert Skalitzky said in a written statement. “We look forward to conducting final interviews with the candidates.”
To determine finalist candidates, both the board of education and a community-based superintendent search committee met with four qualified candidates and conducted one-on-one interviews. The board selected finalists based on those interviews and the feedback provided by the community committee.
On Monday, February 15, members of the community will have the opportunity to meet the finalists at a forum at Pulaski High School. The forum will be at 4 p.m.
At 5 p.m., the candidates will address the crowd and answer questions submitted by community members from their November superintendent survey.
Later that evening the board will meet in closed session for interviews with each candidate.
Watch for further updates at our website,, as the selection process continues.