Brian McDonald, current Superintendent of the Pasadena Unified School District, is one of three finalists being considered for Superintendent of Columbus City Schools, in Columbus, Ohio.
By Cheryl Cabot
has served as the Pasadena superintendent, since 2014. His contract was extended last year to June 20, 2026. During his tenure, McDonald was forced to make “painful, but necessary budgetary reductions,” including the closure of four schools.
According to the Columbus Dispatch, Board President Christina Vera said the three finalists are very qualified, experienced candidates.
“We’re very honored to have met them, just to hear their commitment to education, to young people,” Vera said. “So, we’re encouraged by what we saw this week in these three candidates. “
Each applicant was screened based on their administrative experience, academic backgrounds, and input from the community and the board.
The three finalists will be invited to visit Columbus for a ‘Day in the District’ on May 11, with final interviews by the Board held the week of May 15.
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