Supt. Candidates – Looking for a career , 2nd chance or a stop along the way?

After watching Dr. Stacey Scott use Dracut as a step along the way, I wondered if the finalist for the Superintendent of Lowell position are looking at this for a career (3-10 years) or just a stop along the way or a chance to redeem themselves and get back in the game?

I searched the internet and found that some have interviewed and made finalist often but didn’t get the job while Jay Lang is a newbie and this is only the 3rd time as a finalist for Ferdinand (Freddy) Fuentes.

Dr. Cash since resigning in 2013 hasn’t been able to find another Supt .position though he has interviewed 4 times. Dr. Pope since parting ways with Marlborough in 2012 has been unable to find another Supt. position but has 3 times been a finalist. Dr Salah Khelfaoui has been in his position as Supt. since 2012 and appears to be looking to move up to a bigger district interviewing twice while still in his current position. Mr Fuentes as I stated, hasn’t been a finalist often but also has never been a Supt. and neither has Jay Lang who according to records, hasn’t been a finalist but don’t know if he has applied anywhere besides Lowell in 2011.

Here is what I found.

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Dr Kriner Cash – former Memphis School Supt. resigned in 2013

March 2013 Interviewed for Supt. of New Bedford (MA) 1 of 4 Finalist all with Supt. experience.
July 2013 Interviewed for Supt. of New Haven (Conn) 1 of 3 Finalist, only he had previous Supt. Experience
May 2014 Interviewed for Supt. of New Orleans (LA), 1 of 4 Finalist, only he had previous Supt. Experience
December 2014 Interviewed for Supt. of Somerville (MA) 1 of 3 Finalist , he and 1 other had previous Supt. Experience

Ferdinand Fuentes

Ferdinand (Freddy) Fuentes Executive Director, Educational Operations for Boston Public Schools
March 2011 Interviewed for Supt. of Greater New Bedford Reg Voc Tech, 1 of 3 Finalist, 1 had previous Supt. Experience
April 2011 Interviewed for Supt. of Lowell (MA) 1 of 5 Finalist, 3 out of 5 had previous Supt. Experience

SKhelfaoui

Dr Salah Khelfaoui Superintendent of Winchendon Public Schools since 2012

May 2014 Interviewed for Supt. of Masconomet Regional School District,1 of 3 Finalist, 2 of 3 with previous Supt. Experience
March 2015 Interviewed for N.H. School Administrative Unit 29 superintendent,1 of 2 Finalist,both w/previous Supt. Experience

AnthonyPope1

Dr. Anthony Pope, an educational consultant and former superintendent of Marlborough Public Schools

May 2013 Interviewed for Supt. of Wareham (MA),1 of 3 Finalist, 2 of 3 had previous Supt. Experience
Dec 2014 Interviewed for Supt. of Waltham (MA) 1 of 4 Finalist, only he had previous Supt. Experience
Feb 2015 Interviewed for Supt. of Marchfield (MA) 1 of 3 Finalist, 2 of 3 had previous Supt. Experience

Lang

Lowell Deputy Superintendent Dr. Roger “Jay” Lang

Was a candidate in Lowell 2011 but didn’t make it to a Finalist position.

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