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IISD’s Superintendent considers employment elsewhere

In the wake of an election that seemingly overhauled the Irving Independent School District Board of Trustees, Superintendent Dr. Dana Bedden interviewed on May 28 for the superintendent job of Wake County Public School System in North Carolina.

Bedden was one of three finalists for the position who attended a public forum in Raleigh, NC to take questions from the audience about the job. Other finalists include Jim Merrill, a former superintendent for a Virginia school division, and Ann Clark, a deputy superintendent for another North Carolina school system.

“This represents an opportunity to come home,” Bedden said at the forum. “My wife is a graduate from Wake County public schools, and the move would significantly honor the work my father-in-law did in the area as a judge.

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