Cash, Other Charlotte N.C. Superintendent Finalists Awaiting Decision

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Schools board will meet in closed session later this week to discuss the three finalists for its superintendent's position -- a trio that includes Memphis Schools Supt. Dr. Kriner Cash.

The CMS board meetings are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, said Stacy Sneed, media relations specialist for the school system.

Sneed said the board hopes to select a replacement in early May for former superintendent Dr. Peter Gorman, who left June 30 to take a position as an executive with News Corp.'s education division.

The other finalists for the position, along with Cash are Ann Clark, the current chief academic officer for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, and Heath Morrison, superintendent of the Washoe County School District in Reno, Nev. All were in Charlotte for public appearances and interviews last week.

Richard McElrath, a member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board, said Monday he thought all three candidates did well in interviews last week. He believes Cash could run the system, but said all the finalists brought unique skills to the interviews.

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