Charleston, W.Va. - The West Virginia Board of Education today determined finalists for the position of State Superintendent of Schools.
"All nine candidates in the first round of interviews were very impressive. Ron Duerring, Superintendent of Kanawha County Schools, Steve Paine, Deputy State Superintendent of Schools, and Larry Parsons, Superintendent of Mason County Schools, were identified for the second and final round of interviews," said Sandra Chapman, Search Committee Chair and immediate past President of the West Virginia Board of Education.
The full Board, acting as the Search Committee, began its nationwide superintendent search following the retirement announcement in March by State Superintendent of Schools David Stewart. Stewart is scheduled to step down from his post at the end of June. The Search Committee remains committed to naming a new superintendent by June 30, 2005.