Sturgis names new superintendent

St. Joseph County’s largest school district has secured its new superintendent.

Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education last week announced it plans to begin contract negotiations with Arthur Ebert. He replaces Tom Langdon, who announced last year he would be retiring at the end of March.

Ebert over the past three years has served as deputy superintendent and executive director for human resources for West Bloomfield Schools, in the Detroit suburbs. He is a former elementary principal and assistant high school principal.

Ebert, who has a doctorate degree from Eastern Michigan University, was one of six candidates to interview for the post. He and Sturgis assistant superintendent Nicole Airgood were selected as finalists and underwent a second round of interviews last week.

A salary and length of contract for Ebert will be established during the contract-negotiation process.

Langdon’s current salary as head of the 3,300-student district is $98,000.

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