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A forum for the community to meet the candidates will be held on Monday, April 30.

John O'NeillThe Forest Grove School Board has narrowed down its search for the new district superintendent to four final candidates, according to a statement from the school district.

The candidates include the district's current interim superintendent, John O'Neill, who stepped up following the resignation of former superintendent Yvonne Curtis last December. O'Neill has worked in the Forest Grove School District for 16 years, holding various positions.

The other three candidates are David Parker, Joseph Morelock and Andrew Rogers, who all work outside of the Forest Grove School District, according to the district statement.

Parker works as the assistant superintendent for the Newberg School District, where he has been for the last six years, and has also held several administrative positions in the nearby Hillsboro School District.

Morelock has been in the Lake Oswego School District for the last three years as the assistant superintendent and previously worked in the Canby School District. Morelock also earned his Master of Arts in teaching at Pacific University in Forest Grove.

Roger comes from out of state, working as superintendent of the Liberty Elementary School District in Arizona. He previously worked in Washington, teaching social studies and special education, and was a middle school principal.

The four finalists will be invited to attend "a day in the district," which "will include school tours, conversations with staff and a community forum held in the evening," according to the district statement.

The forum, which is open to the public, will take place on Monday, April 30, at 6 p.m. at the Forest Grove School District Office, located at 1728 Main St. in Forest Grove.

The board will announce the new superintendent selection on Monday, May 14.



By Olivia Singer
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