Search firm B-W-P and Associates listed seven candidates that will be interviewed for the job of Huntsville School Superintendent.
"We had more than 50 candidates from all over the country, 20 different states, 10 from Alabama. They were highly diversified, highly qualified candidates," said search firm director, George McShan.
Candidates range from superintendents to non-traditional candidates and some have a military background.
They are in no particular order:
- Frank Libutti of Alabama
- Dr. Barry Carroll of Limestone County, Alabama
- Dr. Eric King of Indiana
- Dr. Dan Brigman of Macon County, North Carolina
- Brett Springston of Texas
- Casey Wardynski of Colorado
- Beth Wright of South Carolina
One candidate noticeably absent from the final cut, when it was publicly announced, is former Huntsville superintendent Dr. Mary Jane Caylor.
We have learned, however, that there are two candidates who have ties to north Alabama.
Frank Libutti is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Lt. General and works in New York. He resides in Huntsville.
"There is no better way to contribute to this community in my humble view than to deal with education, fix the problems we have, put us on the right track, and do it, and do it well. And with enthusiasm and a sense of urgency," said finalist, Libutti.
In addition, Dr. Barry Carroll is Limestone County Schools' Superintendent.