After being chosen as the new superintendent at Eastern Pulaski Schools earlier this month, Dan Foster said he’s settling back into the corporation nicely, aided by the fact that he was previously an administrator at the corporation for three years. He said there are still some familiar faces at the schools.
“I was here for three years, so I do know a lot of the people. A lot of them have stopped in, just said, ‘Hi,’ ‘Good to see you back,’ that kind of stuff, but in the mornings I’ve tried to take some time and go up through the buildings and see people and walk through and see kids in classes and what’s going on,” he said.
The Eastern Pulaski School Board unanimously approved Dan Foster as the new superintendent in a special meeting on Aug. 20. Fifteen applicants applied for the superintendent’s position. Foster told the board that he’s happy to be back at Eastern Pulaski schools and believes if things go well he will retire at the corporation.
Foster also explained that he came back to the corporation with a transition plan, and he looks forward to gathering information and constructive criticism.
“I came in with a transition plan that’s going to involve a lot of listening over the next several weeks, so I want to hear what’s on people’s mind and some of that might be very positive and some of it might be some constructive criticism of what are some things that we’re doing well that we don’t want to mess with and what are some things that we might want to tweak a little bit, but all in all, it’s been a pretty good start,” Foster said.
The lengthy search for a new superintendent began in March after Dr. Robert Klitzman announced his retirement. Klitzman left the corporation on Friday, Aug. 23, having been at the corporation for 26 years.