Harris County names school superintendent finalists

Three men who are seasoned educators have been named as finalists for superintendent of Harris County Schools by the county school board.

Two candidates are serving as superintendents in other school districts, including one from Kentucky, and one finalist is assistant superintendent in metro-Atlanta's Rockdale County.

Dwight John Pullen, superintendent of Chattooga County Schools for three years, has served as principal of three schools in Cherokee County, where he spent 26 years as an educator, and received a bachelor's degree in agricultural education from Auburn University.

Kenneth Edward Musgrove, superintendent of the Clark County School District in Kentucky, also has been superintendent of four school districts in Missouri, where he spent 30 of his 33 years as an educator.

Craig George Dowling, assistant superintendent for support services of Rockdale County Schools, has spent his entire 27-year education career in Georgia, including nine years as assistant professor at Valdosta State University.

The Harris County School Board could announce a new superintendent as early as 14 days from Tuesday night's announcement of finalists.

The winner will succeed Susan Andrews, who now is superintendent of Muscogee County Schools, was Georgia Superintendent of the year and a finalist for National Superintendent of the Year.