The final candidate being interviewed for Maize superintendent is Chad Higgins, superintendent of schools in Moundridge, officials announced Thursday.
Higgins, who has served in Moundridge since 2009, is a graduate of Emporia State and Fort Hays State universities and is pursuing his doctorate in education from Wichita State University, Maize officials said in a statement on the district website.
He previously worked as principal, assistant principal and activities director at Douglass High School.
The public is invited to attend a reception to meet Higgins from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Maize South Middle School, 3403 N. Tyler.
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Maize is searching for a replacement for Superintendent Doug Powers, who will leave the district this summer to become assistant superintendent for business and public relations for the Turner school district in Kansas City, Kan.
The Maize board has narrowed its field of superintendent candidates to four and is conducting interviews and host public receptions for each finalist this week.
The first finalist, announced Monday, is Andrew Koenigs, associate superintendent for human resources for Emporia schools. The second finalist is Cory Gibson, superintendent of Valley Center schools. The third finalist is Chris Ruder, associate superintendent of schools in McPherson.