Two top executives at Minneapolis Public Schools are semi-finalists to lead the Robbinsdale school district.
Michael Thomas, the district's chief of schools, and Cecelia Saddler, associate superintendent for high schools, will both be interviewed for the superintendency Tuesday night.
Thomas, who is Saddler's boss, currently oversees all the associate superintendents and implementation of academic strategies. He was hired in 2011 to serve as an associate superintendent and was promoted into his current role in April 2014. Before coming to Minneapolis, Thomas was a principal in the Osseo school district for over 10 years.
Saddler is a former South High School principal.
Other superintendent candidates include an executive from Stillwater Public Schools and the Atlanta school district. There is also an internal candidate from Robbinsdale, Lori Simon, who oversaw academic and elementary schools.
The Robbinsdale school board will make a final selection July 16 or 17.