Reception for new superintendent
Mt. Pleasant School Board members hosted a reception for new superintendent-to-be Mike Wells and his family Friday afternoon after approving his contract during a 5:30 p.m. special meeting in the high school media center. Wells, 46, speaks to the gathering in the photo as his wife, Karen, left, and daughter, Beth, listen. Wells, who will officially head the district beginning July 1, will be paid $160,000 annually and signed a three-year contract. The contract is posted on the school district’s website. He was chosen from among 64 candidates to replace the retiring Dr. John Roederer, who is being paid $142,757 this year. Wells currently is superintendent of the Cedar Falls School District.