The search for a new Anoka-Hennepin Schools superintendent has been narrowed down to six candidates.

The school board is publicly interviewing the candidates: two internal and four from outside school districts. Interviews started Tuesday evening and continue Wednesday starting at 5 p.m. at the Educational Service Center, 2727 N Ferry St., Anoka.

 The board is expected to choose two or three finalists. Superintendent Dennis Carlson will retire in June after leading the state's largest school district since 2009. Anoka-Hennepin enrolls about 40,000 students.

The six candidates are:

Stephen Flisk, associate superintendent, Minneapolis Public Schools

Jinger Gustafson, associate superintendent, Anoka-Hennepin School District

Carlton Jenkins, superintendent, Saginaw Public Schools in Michigan

Michelle Langenfeld, superintendent, Green Bay Area Public School District in Wisconsin

David Law, assistant superintendent, White Bear Lake Area Schools

Jeffrey McGonigal, associate superintendent, Anoka-Hennepin School District