Wilmington officials announced on Monday night that Harrington Elementary School principal Michael LaCava is one of three finalists for the Wilmington Superintendent of Schools position.
The committee received 17 applicants for the position, and nine were interviewed recently by a screening committee, according to Wilmington Apple, which provided live updates from the meeting.
LaCava joins Lawrence Assistant Superintendent Mary Lou Bergeron and Reading Assistant Superintendent Mary DeLai as the finalists for the job, Wilmington Apple reported.
The three candidates are vying to replace current Superintendent of Schools Joanne Benton, who is retiring.
Following the announcement of the finalists, site visits will be conducted on April 8, 9 and 11. In addition, Wilmington Apple reported that each candidate will be publicly interviewed April 15-17 before the new superintendent is chosen possibly on April 17.
LaCava took over as principal of Harrington Elementary School in 2011 and has been in Chelmsford Public Schools since 2005.