Ever since Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke announced in December that he had lost confidence in Dr. Richard C. Hunter, the city has been searching for a new school superintendent.
School board members narrowed the field Apr. 19 to five finalists, whose home districts will be visited by board members. Based on those visits, the list will be narrowed further, and those finalists will undergo a round of interviews including, members say, meetings with community groups, business leaders, parents and unions.
City officials hope to have to have a new superintendent in place Aug. 1, the day after Dr. Hunter's three-year contract expires.
The following leading candidates in the search for school superintendent are profiled on Page 8B.
WALTER G. AMPREY, 46
Position: associate superintendent, Baltimore County schools.
Experience: principal, administrator in Baltimore County schools since 1973.
LEONARD M. BRITTON, 60
Position: education consultant.
Experience: superintendent of Los Angeles, 1987-1990, and Dade County (Fla.) public schools, 1980-1987.
JEROME CLARK, 48
Position: associate superintendent, Prince George's County schools.
Experience: teacher and administrator in Prince George's schools since 1971.
LILLIAN GONZALEZ, 45
Position: assistant superintendent, District of Columbia public schools.
Experience: special, bilingual education; teacher, administrator in New York City school system 1971-1987.
ALFRED D. TUTELA, 49
Position: insurance adviser.
Experience: superintendent of Cleveland public schools 1986-1990.