Tony Smith, deputy superintendent of instruction, innovation and social justice in San Francisco; Barbara Adams, former chief academic officer for Boston Public Schools and Edward Velasquez, superintendent — and chief of police — of the Montebello school district in Los Angeles County.
You can read the district’s news release, which includes each of their bios, here.
I also found a lengthy KALW interview with Smith, which might provide some insight into his views on education.
What do you think of this slate of finalists? Based on the little information you have (I promise to dig up more), who’d be your pick? You can meet them at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 20 at Oakland Technical High School’s auditorium.