According to the article, the four candidates left include:
- Julie Glazer-assistant superintendent for K-12 in a New Jersey public school system.
- Paul Goren-senior vice president of a Chicago organization that works to enhance development of academic, social and emotional competence for students.
- Quintin Shepherd-superintendent of Skokie/Morton Grove School District 69.
- Marty K. Smith-assistant superintendent of 22 schools outside of Washington D.C.