Four Candidates Interview for Grandview Superintendent

Dr. Ralph Teran, 62, retires this year from Superintendent of Schools in the Grandview C4 School District.

Dr. Ralph Teran, 62 retires from the position this year.

Interviews are now being conducted

Who they are and what are their qualifications?

Four Finalists in Search for Superintendent

By Kathy Feist

The Board of Education for the Grandview School District, which includes the Martin City School, have narrowed their selection to four candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools. They include:

  • Frederick Clarke – Has held the position of Transformation and School Turnaround of secondary schools in the East St. Louis School District in Illinois since 2012. Prior to that he held position as superintendent in Michigan and Illinois schools.
  • Teresa Lance –  Assistant Superintendent at Colorado Springs Harrison District 2 Schools in Colorado Springs, CO, since 2013. She held previous positions as principal in Houston, TX, and Baltimore, MD, schools.
  • Kristee Lorenz – Assistant Superintendent at Knob Nobster R-VIII School District in Knob Noster, MO, since 2012. She had been with the district for 16 years in various educational positions.prior to receiving her doctorate in education from St. Louis University.
  • Kenneth Rodrequez – Currently Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction at the Grandview C-4 School District since 2014. Prior to that he held positions in the Kansas City MO and Tulsa, OK, school districts.

Interviews are scheduled to be conducted in the coming weeks. The board anticipates making their selection before the end of January.

Grandview C-4 retained the services of McPherson & Jacobson LLC to assist in conduction their search. The consultant reviewed, screened and conducted extensive background checks on 35 applicants.

The new superintendent will replace Ralph Teran, 62, who announced his retirement in August. He has been with the district for 10 years.


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