Wednesday night was Kurt Steinhaus’ night to win the people over.
He didn’t disappoint.
A virtually exact number of people showed up to see if Steinhaus had what it takes to be the district’s next superintendent as it did for Chris Marczak’s presentation Monday.
And like Marczak, he came prepared. Every one of the audience members that attended received a four-page handout from the superintendent candidate. One espoused his education and leadership philosophies, another his future goals for district, another paper listed the values that guided him as an educator and the last one talked about what values he wanted the district to reflect.
He started off his presentation talking about his deep professional and personal ties to Los Alamos, ties that included his first job as a kid running a neighborhood lawn mowing service to his student teaching career, getting married (he and his wife Jo Beth had their reception at Fuller Lodge), to his becoming director of Community Programs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
After his presentation, the audience wasted no time with asking him the tough questions about funding for education and teacher evaluation.