The Jacksonville Board of Education has narrowed the field of candidates for superintendent to six finalists. The names of the candidates were revealed at a special called board meeting this afternoon. The six finalists are: Tena Davis, curriculum director at Pelham City Schools; John Green, recently superintendent of Jackson County schools in Georgia; Don McPherson, recently the superintendent of schools in Coffee County; Mark Petersen, recently school superintendent of Greenwood, South Carolina; Brenda Rickett, assistant superintendent of instruction at Opelika City Schools; and Shannon Stanley, deputy superintendent of teaching and learning at Jefferson County Schools. The board plans to begin the interviews tomorrow with Mark Petersen, and will continue talking with the other job applicants next week. We’ll have more information about the search process in future newscasts.