The first finalist for the top job at Maize public schools is Andrew Koenigs, associate superintendent for human resources for Emporia schools, officials announced Monday.
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 releations for the Turner school district in Kansas City, Kan.
The Maize board has narrowed its field of superintendent candidates to four and will conduct interviews and host public receptions for each finalist this week.
Koenigs, the first finalist, has worked in Emporia since 2012. Before that he served as associate superintendent for academic affairs in the Andover district and assistant superintendent in Pratt. He has degrees from Kansas State University and Wichita State University.
A second finalist will be announced and interviewed Tuesday.