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Mar 12, 2013 8:18 AM by AP

Monroe superintendent finalists to be named Tues

MONROE, La. (AP) - The Monroe City School board expects to name superintendent finalists after two committee meetings.

Steering committee chairwoman Sandie Lollie says that late Tuesday afternoon, her group will announce the highest-scoring candidates who have cleared the committee's background check. The search committee meets half an hour later; its agenda includes announcing the finalists.

The 10 semifinalists include five local candidates: retired educator Billye Burns of West Monroe, Sallie Humble Elementary principal David Claxton, former School Board member Brenda Shelling, interim chief academic officer Tammye Turpin and Neville High School principal Brent Vidrine.

The others are Valerie Fields, formerly of Winnsboro but living in Orangeburg, S.C.; Mary Nash Robinson, Greenwood; Charles Michel, Metairie; former Monroe City Schools assistant superintendent Mary Guinn of Metairie; and Roy Higgins, Baton Rouge.

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