At its meeting on Friday evening, Feb. 18, 2011 – which followed a week interviewing six candidates for the district’s top job – the Ann Arbor Public Schools board of trustees settled on three finalists: Patricia Green (North Allegheny School District, Pennsylvania.); Michael Muñoz (Des Moines Public Schools, Iowa); and Shelley Redinger (Oregon Trail School District, Oregon).
Not included as finalists were: William DeFrance (Eaton Rapids Public Schools, Michigan); Paul Long (Pennsbury School District, Pennsylvania); and Manuel Rodriguez (Baltimore County Public Schools, Maryland).
A team of three trustees – Christine Stead, Susan Baskett, and Glenn Nelson – will be conducting site visits over the next several days at each of the candidates’ current districts. Second interviews, community forums, and final selection of the district’s new superintendent will take place during the week of Feb. 28, 2011.
This brief was filed from a special meeting of the board at the Courtyard Marriott, 3205 Boardwalk, where the board had conducted interviews with Long and Muñoz earlier in the afternoon. A more detailed report of the board’s deliberations will follow: [link]