The process of hiring a new School Superintendent in New Bedford started with 36 candidates.  Now, its down to three. 


tsm - Dr. Dana Mohler-Faria

Search Committee Chair Dr. Dana Mohler-Faria last night presented the names of three finalists to the School Committee.

They are : Dr. Steve Zrike, the Chief of Elementary Schools in Chicago, Dr. Kriner Cash, Superintendent of Schools in Memphis, Tennessee, and Dr. Pia Durkin, current Supt. In Attleboro, Mass.

Dr. Mohler-Faria says all three finalists are proven education leaders, and that's important for New Bedford....

Later this month, all three candidates will spend one full day in New Bedford, visiting schools and meeting with parents and students, and taking part in a public interview with the School Committee.

The Committee hopes to hire a new Supt. at its  March 11 meeting.