JPS’ superintendent search narrows to 2

Dr. Dennis Carpenter, of Georgia, (left) and Dr. Cedrick Gray, of Tennessee, have been chosen as the two finalists for superintendent of the Jackson Public School Systems. Both candidates will be in Jackson on Aprill 11 for a "Meet and Greet" and "Public Forum with the community.

Special to The Mississippi Link

JACKSON – The Jackson Public Schools’ Board of Trustees has announced its finalists for superintendent of schools:

• Dr. Dennis L. Carpenter, deputy superintendent for operations for the Newton County, Georgia, school system

• Dr. Cedrick Gray, superintendent of schools for the Fayette County, Tennessee, school system

The finalists were chosen from a pool of 71 applicants and will be in Jackson April 11, 2012, for additional interviews and two events with the community – the first a meeting with the superintendent search Community Advisory Committee and the second a forum with the general public.

The following schedule has been released by the Board of Trustees for the April 11, 2012, visit by the finalists:

Special Board of Trustees Meeting for Executive Session to Interview the Finalists — 1-3 p.m., School Board Meeting Room, 621 South State Street

“Meet and Greet” Meeting with the Community Advisory Committee – 4-5:30 p.m., School Board Meeting Room, 621 South State Street

Public Forum – 6-8 p.m., Galloway Elementary, 186 Idlewild Street

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