Two Finalists Picked for Superintendent of Portland Public Schools; Start Date 7/1

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Eric Moore, senior advisor to the Superintendent of Minnesota Public Schools and Dr. Ryan Scallion, assistant superintendent in Philadelphia, have been selected from a nationwide pool of 47 applicants, as finalist for the position of Superintendent of Portland Public Schools according to a press release issued  by the Portland Search Committee late this week.  Scallion holds a docdtorate degree in education and Moore is on track to earn his doctorate in education later this year.

The two will be in Portland on Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday May 18 for interviews and to tour the district. The Board hopes to announce its decision by May 30 or as soon as possible.  The anticipated start date for the successful candidate is July 1, 2023.

Portland Public Schools is Maine’s largest school district, with approximately 6,500 students and is also the most diverse.  About one-third of the district’s students come from homes where languages other than English are spoken – – a total of more than 50 languages.  49.8% of the district’s students are white and 50.2 are students of color.  Appriximately half of Portland Public students qualify for free or reduced-price school meals.