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Mitrovich turned down for Washington job

Mark Mitrovich

Mark Mitrovich

The job search will continue for Naperville Unit District 203 Superintendent Mark Mitrovich.

Mitrovich was one of three finalists for the superintendent spot in Bellevue School District just outside Seattle. However, that school board chose another candidate Tuesday night.

The role would have returned Mitrovich to his longtime home state where he previously served as superintendent for Peninsula School District in Gig Harbor, Wash., about 50 miles from Bellevue. In 1998, he was named Washington State Superintendent of the Year. He also earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Washington schools.

Mitrovich, who joined District 203 in 2009, announced his resignation in March and has attributed his departure to personal reasons and the desire for a new challenge. Prior to heading to Washington last week for his interview in Bellevue he said he has other job prospects in the event that position didn’t pan out, but was not at liberty to discuss them except to say they are not in the Naperville area.

Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education Dan Bridges will take the helm as interim superintendent in District 203 beginning July 1.

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