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Six semi-finalists named in St. Paul superintendent search

Six semi-finalists — five of them with Minnesota connections and three with St. Paul ties — were announced last night for consideration as St. Paul superintendent, and the school board will start interviews with them Friday.
They are:
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Six semi-finalists — five of them with Minnesota connections and three with St. Paul ties — were announced last night for consideration as St. Paul superintendent, and the school board will start interviews with them Friday.

They are:

  • Mark R. Bezek, superintendent of Elk River Area Schools.
  • Deborah M. Henton, superintendent of schools in North Branch Area Public Schools and formerly chief of staff in St. Paul Public Schools.
  • Charles L. Hopson, deputy superintendent in Portland (Ore.) Public Schools.
  • Stan F. Mack, recently retired superintendent of Robbinsdale Area Schools.
  • Valeria S. Silva, chief academic officer for St. Paul Public Schools.
  • Nancy J. Stachel, chief of schools in St. Paul Public Schools.

The goal is to name a preferred candidate by Nov. 23.