As of press time, Superintendent Dan Brigman confirmed he is still in the running for the position of superintendent of Huntsville City Schools. Last Monday and Tuesday, May 23 and 24, Brigman traveled to Huntsville, Ala., to participate in the second round of interviews for the position.
Three candidates were invited for second interviews, but according to recent reports, Brigman's main competition is Casey Wardynski, chief financial officer of the Aurora (Colo.) school system. Wardynksi is a retired colonel in the U.S. Army and graduate of a 10-month executive training program at the Broad Superintendents Academy in California.
The third candidate, Brett Sprinston, is the current superintendent of the Brownsville Independent School District of Brownsville, Tex.
“I enjoyed meeting members of the community and various stakeholder groups,” Brigman said of last week's trip to Huntsville. “The direct involvement and concern regarding the selection of a new superintendent for their district is huge. It's very impressive to see that kind of support and involvement in the community.”
Brigman says the Huntsville Board of Education will release its selection for the position on Thursday, June 2.