Richard Stokes, retiring superintendent of the Carson City School District, will pass the torch to current fiscal services director Andrew Feuling on July 1. The school board of trustees voted unanimously, 7-0, to offer the contract for superintendent to the district’s current fiscal services director at an April 6 special session. “Mr. Feuling graciously accepted,” Stokes said. “We will be working closely together during the next several months to ensure a smooth transition for the district.” Stokes is retiring June 30. In a search process that started last fall, John Goldhardt of Manchester, New Hampshire was initially offered the superintendent position. When he and the board could not reach an agreement, the district turned to Feuling, who was the other finalist. “I think everyone in the school district and community is grateful to have the search for a new superintendent behind us,” Stokes said. “Mr. Feuling has been a tremendous asset to our school district as the fiscal director for the past eight years.” Feuling said it has been a blessing to collaborate with Stokes as he prepares to take the helm of the school district. “Mr. Stokes was stalwart, trusted and beloved by members of the school district and community alike,” Feuling said. “I am glad we have time before he retires to transition duties and responsibilities to help make it a seamless exchange. But for now, we have a tremendous amount of work to do.” Prior to his appointment as director of fiscal services, Feuling served as a school business solutions specialist for Robert W. Baird & Co., and was the business manager for Salem School District where he was responsible for all financial services. He also taught economics and history at East Troy High School for more than eight years. Feuling earned a master’s degree in school business management from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, and a master’s degree in educational administration from Capella University.