Sohn: All eyes on the school board as vote for interim superintendent nears

Members of the Hamilton County School Board chat prior to the start of a meeting.

This afternoon, the Hamilton County Board of Education will interview three people who want the job of interim schools superintendent.

The candidates are Kirk Kelly, Jill Levine and Shaun Sadler. And at least some of them have said privately that they want the job for longer than an interim period while the board conducts a national search for a new permanent superintendent.

Kelly is now acting co-superintendent and the former assistant superintendent of testing and accountability for Hamilton County schools. Levine is the principal at Normal Park Museum Magnet School who served a year as a Principal Ambassador Fellow in Washington, D.C. Sadler is a retired commanding officer with the United States Marine Corps who has been recruited to seek the position by community leaders now pushing Chattanooga 2.0