Michael Goar, the interim superintendent of the Minneapolis Public Schools, is one of 49 individuals who expressed interest in becoming the next superintendent of Nashville Public Schools.

The names of applicants, obtained by the Tennessean and confirmed by the Star Tribune, lists individuals who submitted or started applications.

Goar did not complete his application. He has publicly said that he wants to be the permanent superintendent in Minneapolis.

Goar said he is not interested in becoming the head of Nashville schools, saying he was asked by the search firm to apply, but ultimately decided not to.

"I love my job in [Minneapolis Public Schools]," said Goar, whose contract is up for review next month.
The Minneapolis school board has hired a search firm to identify candidates. The board does not expect to hire a permanent superintendent this fall.