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Greenfield Public Schools

Another Greenfield schools supt. finalist drops out

GREENFIELD ­— Another Greenfield schools superintendent candidate has withdrawn his name from consideration, leaving two finalists for the post.

Jahmal Mosley, principal of a regional high school in Somerset, accepted an assistant superintendent position in Sharon on Wednesday. His decision came five days after finalist Timothy Lee dropped out of contention.

Greenfield School Committee members said Wednesday they still hope to hire a superintendent by the end of April to succeed Susan Hollins, who is retiring at the end of June. The two finalists remaining are Jordana Harper-Ewert, a chief schools officer in Springfield, and James O’Shea, a principal of a grade 6-12 school in Harvard.

School board members visited candidates’ host districts this week. A meeting scheduled for tonight, to discuss those visits, has been postponed to a later date.

The finalists are scheduled to visit Greenfield during the final week of April and would be interviewed by the School Committee at that time.

Harper-Ewert was one of three finalists for the Northampton superintendent post, but the board earlier this month chose another candidate.

O’Shea has not turned up in any superintendent search announcements online. He tried unsuccessfully for the North Middlesex Regional School District superintendent position two years ago.

A search committee interviewed eight semi-finalists for the Greenfield post and nominated four finalists to the School Committee last month.

You can reach Chris Shores at: cshores@recorder.com or 413-772-0261, ext. 264

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