Martirano finalist for job in Ocean City, Md., area

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Martirano finalist for job in Ocean City, Md., area
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

Following West Virginia state Schools Superintendent Michael Martirano’s Tuesday announcement that he plans to leave the position June 30, 2017, a Maryland school system has announced he’s one of two finalists for the superintendent position there.

Focus group members, who will interview Martirano and fellow finalist Louis H. Taylor for the Worcester County Public Schools leadership position, learned the names of the two finalists after a meeting Wednesday, the school system announced in a Thursday post on its website. The post noted each finalist will visit the county next week for meetings and interviews with various groups including parents, teachers, principals, central office staff, business leaders and the local school board.

The board intends to choose its new superintendent next month, and the finalist should take over "no later than July 1, 2017," the post states. Worcester schools spokeswoman Carrie Sterrs said the board hasn't yet set a salary; Martirano currently makes $230,000 annually.

Worcester is Maryland's easternmost county. It borders Delaware to its north and includes the resort town of Ocean City.

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