The Wake County Board of Education is continuing its efforts to name a new leader of the state’s largest public school system, but will not make that announcement at its Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, June 4.
“As much as we would like to make an official announcement tonight, it would be premature until all aspects of the appointment are crystal clear,” Board Chairman Keith Sutton said. “The board wants to ensure the best interest of the Wake County Public School System is represented on all fronts.”
The board narrowed a field of 23 candidates down to three last week: Dr. Dana Tyrone Bedden, Superintendent of the Irving Independent School District in Irving, Texas; Ann Clark, Deputy Superintendent for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, and Dr. Jim Merrill Superintendent of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools. All three finalists visited Wake County last week, touring schools, meeting with staff, and participating in a community forum.
The Board of Education has postponed the announcement to the near future.