Anchorage (Alaska) Superintendent is a Finalist for Job in Des Moines (Iowa)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Anchorage schools Superintendent Jim Browder is one of three finalists for the job of superintendent of the Des Moines, Iowa, school district, the Des Moines district announced Saturday.

Browder told Anchorage school employees in an email just the night before, on Friday, that he is considering leaving Anchorage to be closer to a daughter and grandson in Georgia who "have been experiencing some very severe medical issues which have not gotten better."

"I cannot in good conscience continue to live several thousand miles away when my family members need me to be closer to them as we face these issues," he said.

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