Grand Island Public Schools introduces Matt Fisher as interim superintendent
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Grand Island Public Schools introduced their pick for interim superintendent on Tuesday morning.
The announcement was made less than a week after the GIPS Board of Education voted to hire Matt Fisher. Fisher comes in with Grand Island education experience after being the superintendent of the Northwest Public School District.
He then worked as the Director of Public Finance at First National Capital Markets, but he said it was the calling of education that brought him back to the field.
After a bumpy year for the district last year, Fisher is looking to bring everyone to the table when it comes to decision making.
“I guess one of the things I always want to do is try and build consensus among the people we are working with,” Fisher said. “Whether that is the board, or whether that’s the cabinet, or whether that’s principals across the district in the different schools. We always want to try and work on coming together around decisions.”
During the press conference, Fisher also commented on the possibility of him filling the superintendent role on a permanent basis after his interim time period is over.
“As you think about that hiring timeline and you think about next September, October, November, you know decisions are going to have to be made,” Fisher said. “Is this a fit a fit for the Board of Education? Is this a fit for me?”
Local4 News talked with the president of the Grand Island Education Association, Michelle Carter, and she said she looks forward to meeting with Matt Fisher and working with the board of education to make Grand Island Public Schools great.
Fisher is expected to take over the role officially on February 1.
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