- Doctor Dana Bedden, who is currently the superintendent of the Irving Independent School District in Texas. Prior to that, Bedden served as a superintendent in Pennsylvania and Georgia.
- Ann Blakeney Clark, who is the deputy superintendent for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Clark began her career in Charlotte.
- James Merrill, who has served as superintendent of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Merrill also spent 16 years with Wake County Schools.
The school board is planning to fly in the finalists early next week for final interviews. They expect to make a final decision early next month.
An interim superintendent has been in place since September when Tony Tata was fired.