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Timothy Magner: Finalist for Caddo Superintendent post

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CADDO PARISH, La. -

 

Timothy J. Magner, 47, is among three candidates for the Caddo Superintendent post.
On Thursday, his day consisted of interviews, visits to the city's schools, and meetings with parents, other residents, students, teachers and district staff.

The Washington D.C. native now calls Shreveport his home, and works as Director of Training at LSU Health.

His current outlook on the five academically struggling schools in the parish is that of hope.

"We are going to have to look at the data. We are going to have to talk to the families and the teachers and the children and really understand what it is about that environment that is not functioning and then we need to fix it," said Magner.

Among Magner's accomplishments includes working as the Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the U.S.Department of Education for three years. 

In 2003, he began working for Microsoft Corporation as Executive Director of K12 Education .

However, he now considers himself to simply be a concerned tax payer, citizen and parent, with a vested interest in the community.

"Part of what I believe I bring to the table is that is that grounded education experience, as well as that connection to the local economy and local community. I'm a parent and I care," said Magner.

The Caddo Parish School board could name a new superintendent when it meets Friday, October 25th, to vote on its choice. That meeting's at 4 p.m. in the board conference room.

 

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