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Greenfield superintendent finalist drops out

GREENFIELD — A finalist for Greenfield school superintendent has withdrawn from consideration.

Timothy Lee, a Lenox elementary school principal, dropped out on Friday, leaving three finalists. Greenfield School Committee members, who will interview candidates at the end of April, are traveling to finalists’ host districts next week to meet with candidates and their staff.

Lee withdrew for personal reasons, said Patricia Correira, a field representative for the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.

He was a finalist in the Belchertown superintendent search, but that school board is assessing its next steps, after preferred candidate John Provost accepted the Northampton superintendent job on Friday.

Jordana Harper-Ewert, a chief schools officer in Springfield, had been a finalist for the Northampton position.

The other contenders are James O’Shea, principal of a grade 6-12 school in Harvard, and Jahmal Mosley, principal of a regional high school in Somerset. Mosley is a finalist for a Reading principal position and could end up being a finalist for a vacant administrative post in Somerset.

School board members will report on their visits and draft interview questions during a public meeting with Correira next week, she said.

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