The district had a total of thirty-three applicants for the position. From there, eight were moved to the first round and then selected the three finalists to interview with school stakeholder groups (staff, students, parents). The interview process included a 100-day entry plan, and two rounds of interviews. The characteristics that district leadership was looking for in a candidate through this process was: demonstrated leadership and commitment to building a strong school culture, engaging parents and students, strong instructional leadership experience, deep understanding of PLC systemness, and a leader who will be active and involved in our school community. Through this process, Greg Marshall was the candidate that was the strongest in all these areas.
When asked about becoming the new Carlisle Middle School Principal, Mr. Marshall stated, “ I am excited to build on a tradition of excellence and make sure that every student learns and grows in preparation for high school. We will continue to foster a sense of belonging for all students, every day.” His education includes: Bachelor of Arts History-Teaching from University of Northern Iowa, Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Education from Drake University.
“Carlisle CSD is proud to have Greg Marshall as the new principal for Carlisle Middle School. I have no doubt that Mr. Marshall will be an excellent leader,” said Bryce Amos, superintendent of Carlisle CSD. “With his background and record as an instructional leader, Greg brings outstanding experiences to this position; I’m excited to see him take Carlisle Middle School to the next level of performance.”
The district would like to thank all of the members of the search committee, the staff at Carlisle Middle School, and the parents and students who provided input and feedback throughout the search process.
Mr. Marshall will officially begin his position as Carlisle Middle School Principal on July 1. Prior to that, he will be as active and involved at Carlisle as possible while fulfilling his responsibilities at Lincoln High School.