The second finalist for the top job at Maize public schools is Cory Gibson, superintendent of the Valley Center district, officials announced Tuesday.
Gibson, who has been the Valley Center superintendent since 2012, is a graduate of Pittsburg State University and is working on his doctorate in education through the University of Arkansas, Maize officials said in a written statement on the district website.
He previously served as superintendent in the Halstead-Bentley and Pittsburg school districts. He is president-elect for the Kansas School Superintendents Association.
The public is invited to attend a reception to meet Gibson from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Maize South Middle School, 3403 N. Tyler.
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. A third finalist will be announced and interviewed Wednesday.