• Meet the Four Finalists and learn more about the Superintendent Search Process for Rochester

Board of Education Announces Four Superintendent Finalists

  • The Rochester Board of Education has named four finalists for consideration as the District’s next Superintendent of Schools. The four finalists are Mr. Terry Dade, Dr. Devon Horton, Dr. Sito Narcisse, and Dr. George Eric Thomas.

    The Board of Education hosted public forums on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 at Dr. Freddie Thomas Learning Center. Over two days, parents, students, District employees, and community members had the opportunity to hear all four candidates respond to a set of questions submitted by the public. After the forums, the Board of Education held interviews with each finalist.

    Profiles on each finalist and links to the public forums and candidate interviews are available below. If you have questions concerning the Superintendent search process, please call the Board of Education at 585-262-8525.

Superintendent Search Process

About the Search Process

  • BWP and Associates is the Illinois-based educational leadership search firm hired by the Board of Education to coordinate the search. From a pool of applicants around the country, BWP selected 30 with professional experiences and personal characteristics that most closely matched a leadership profile approved by the Board. The Board conducted follow-up interviews and selected the four finalists – Dade, Horton, Narcisse, and Thomas.

    Each finalist has undergone an in-depth background review by independent third-party investigators. Those reviews included academic credentials, personal credit reports, criminal and civil histories, and a news media and social media review.