Kansas City Public Schools have reached to the East Coast for the two finalists for its top job.
Both are men, both are African American and both have urban district administrative experience.
Ronald Taylor is the superintendent in the Willingboro, New Jersey, district in the Philadelphia suburbs. Willingboro is a small district, just 4,300 students and seven schools.
Before Willingboro, Taylor also worked in Washington D.C., Boston and Newark, New Jersey.