Following are brief summaries of the finalists’ credentials provided by the RCSD:

Terry Dade is currently an Assistant Superintendent for the 180,000-student Fairfax County Public Schools in Falls Church, Virginia. Prior to that, Dade served one year as Executive Principal for School Improvement and four years as a school Principal at two elementary schools in Fairfax County Public Schools. He held the positions of Principal/Resident Principal and teacher in Washington D.C., as well as a teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools in Alexandria, Virginia. Terry Dade resume

Devon Horton is currently Chief of Schools for the 101,000-student Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Kentucky, where he supported the districtwide initiative to enhance CTE offerings with more than 30 career pathways. Prior to that, Horton served four years as Deputy Superintendent of Schools in the East St. Louis School District 189 in Illinois. Horton also held the positions of Principal, Assistant Principal, and teacher in Chicago Public Schools for more than a ten-year period. Devon Horton resume

Sito Narcisse is the current Chief of Schools for Metro Nashville Public Schools in Tennessee, where he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of all 167 schools with 86,000 students. Prior to that, Narcisse served three years as Associate Superintendent at Prince George’s County Public Schools in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Narcisse has also served as Acting Chief School Improvement Officer, Director of School Performance/Director of School Support and Improvement in Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, and has held the position of Principal at both Boston Public Schools and Pittsburgh Public Schools.  Sito Narcisse resume

Dr. George Eric Thomas is the current Chief Turnaround Officer for the Georgia State Board of Education.  Prior to that, Thomas served five years as Chief Support Officer at the University of Virginia Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education (PLE) in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was also a part-time consultant for three years at the Ohio Department of Education and has served in multiple roles in Cincinnati Public Schools, including Chief Innovation Officer, Principal Coach, Principal, District Coordinator, and teacher. Dr GeorgeEric Thomas resume