Wake County Schools

Wake narrows superintendent search to four

Posted May 8, 2013
Updated May 9, 2013

— In a closed-door meeting Wednesday night, the Wake County Board of Education reviewed a short list of superintendent candidates and identified four semi-finalists.

Board Chairman Keith Sutton described the four semi-finalists as “veteran educators, all working in leadership positions.”

The board has contracted with superintendent search firm McPherson and Jacobson to identify candidates for the job left open by the firing in September of Tony Tata. 

Board members will interview semi-finalists next week in hopes of making a hire by July 1.


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  • ICTrue May 17, 2013

    WRAL should have a ticker up showing how much of our money these clowns have wasted trying to find a liberal to replace Tata.

  • grimreaper May 16, 2013

    “veteran educators, all working in leadership positions.”

    Translated that means: the Wake County bloated government aristocracy has selected the four cronies most likely to perpetuate the aristocracy while accomplishing nothing meaningful...while partying on your dime...

  • westernwake1 May 10, 2013

    It will be interesting to see who the candidates are and what their educational qualifications are. I expect that none will be forward-looking educational reformers and all will be politically aligned with the Democratic party.

    I expect that none will have the leadership qualities and vision of Tata.

  • ConservativeVoter May 9, 2013

    Bet the finalists are African Americans and/or female.