The Edgefield County Board of School Trustees announced Wednesday three finalists have been selected for further consideration to be the next Superintendent of Schools.

The finalists were selected from a field of 11 applicants, according to a news release from the Edgefield County School District. The board thoroughly reviewed the applications and conducting initial interviews with several candidates after completing an extensive search. The three finalists selected are listed below.

Dr. Chan Anderson is a resident of Florence, and currently is the assistant superintendent in the Chesterfield County School District in South Carolina. He also has been a principal in Florence School District 1 and a principal and teacher in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Dr. Chan Anderson

Dr. Chan Anderson

Anderson earned an Ed.D. from Wingate University and a master's degree from NOVA Southeastern University. He is a member of a number of community organizations, including the March of Dimes and United Way. He and his wife have two children.

Dr. Kevin O’Gorman is a resident of Summerville, and is the chief academic officer for the Berkeley County School District in South Carolina. O’Gorman also has been the associate superintendent and a principal in the Aiken County Public School District and a teacher and assistant principal in the Blackville-Hilda schools.

Kevin O'Gorman

Dr. Kevin O'Gorman

O’Gorman earned a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina and two master's degrees from the University of South Carolina. He is on several community boards and is president-elect of the South Carolina Instructional Leaders Roundtable. He and his wife have three children.

Dr. Gregg Slate is a resident of Archdale, North Carolina, and currently is the senior director of Secondary Schools and Administration for the Rockingham County Schools District in North Carolina. He has been the executive director of Student Services and District Safety for the Greensboro schools in North Carolina and as a principal in Greensboro.

Dr. Gregg Slate

Dr. Gregg Slate

Slate earned an Ed.D. from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, an education specialist degree from University of North Carolina Greensboro and a master's degree from High Point University. He is active in professional organizations and in his community and was teacher of the year while teaching in Lexington, North Carolina. He and his wife have one son.

The Edgefield County Board of Trustees will conduct its next round of interviews Feb. 7.

Larry Wood covers education for the Aiken Standard.