USD 383 officials have named five candidates they will interview next week for the Manhattan High School principal position. The search committee will interview one of the five men each afternoon before the candidates talk to site councils and community members in public forums. The forums will be from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the MHS West Campus Library. Here are the finalists:
• David Holloway serves as an MHS assistant principal for the ninth grade and has 28 years of education experience. His interview is Tuesday.
• Michael Dorst serves as an assistant principal for the 10th grade, and has 23 years of education experience. The committee will interview him Wednesday.
• Michael Norris, who recently served as an assistant principal at Lawrence High School, has 17 years of education experience. He left in November, when the superintendent announced Norris would no longer be working at the school. No other information was immediately available. His interview and forum are set for Monday.
• Benjamin Jimenez is the principal of Decatur Community Junior/Senior High School in Oberlin. He has 18 years of experience in education and will interview Feb. 28.
• Martin Straub, principal at Hays High School, will interview March 1. He has 35 years of education experience.
Those who attend the meet-and-greet sessions can complete candidate feedback cards.