Five finalists are now officially left in the running to be the Bozeman School District’s next superintendent.
The Bozeman School Board announced the list of names Thursday, one of which will replace Superintendent Rob Watson as he prepares to lead Missoula schools.
The five finalists are Richard Schroeder, Sarah Brown, Chris Hines, Bob Connors and Greg Nyen.
Richard Schroeder is the senior national director of academic planning for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a company out of Boston, Massachusetts that provides education-related services.
Sarah Brown is the former chief of human resources for the School District of Manatee County in Florida — which she resigned from this year.
Brown also has HR experience in Oregon and California.
Chris Hines is the current deputy superintendent of the Conroe Independent School District in Texas.
Hines worked the last two decades there, working as an administrator and a teacher.
Bob Connors has been the Glasgow superintendent close to home for the last seven years.
He has worked his entire educational career in Montana as a principal, coach, and teacher.
And finally, Greg Nyen is the former superintendent of Waupaca Schools in Wisconsin.
Nyen resigned from there in February to pursue other interests and recently withdrew his name from consideration as one of the finalists for Great Falls schools superintendent.
The finalists were selected based on their leadership, education experience. and other criteria.
The board could make a decision at its June 18 meeting.