Two finalists — Melvin Brown and David Stewart — were selected for the Reynoldsburg City Schools’ superintendent position.

The school board met in special meetings March 20 and 21 to interview Brown, Stewart and other semifinalists.

Brown currently is deputy superintendent in the Cuyahoga Falls City School District, and Stewart is deputy superintendent of South-Western City Schools.

Board President Joe Begeny said the two candidates had qualities that stood out among the rest.

“I would say that all the candidates we interviewed were exceptional, and I enjoyed meeting all of them,” he said. “David Stewart and Melvin Brown each brought something to their interviews that fit with the results of the community groups and the board profiles.

“They were candidates committed to continued academic success, community engagement and an understanding of what has made Reynoldsburg successful in the past, with a desire to work with all stakeholders to take us to the next level,” he said.

Ed Vittardi, representing search firm Finding Leaders, said the final interviews would take place April 3 and 4.

“The final interviews will include selected community members and staff,” he said. “There will be two finalists interviewed, one each night.”

The other semifinalists were Todd Boggs, Osnaburg Local Schools at East Canton; Craig Heath, Dublin City Schools; Andy Miller, Buckeye Valley Local Schools; and Kim Miller, Dublin City Schools.

Read the March 30 edition of ThisWeek Reynoldsburg News for more information about the finalists.