PORTLAND — Candidates for principal of Deering High School will be interviewed by a search committee on Monday, according to Superintendent Jim Morse.

The district received about a dozen applications for the position, which Ken Kunin has held for nearly five years. He will resign at the end of June to pursue career options in the public policy arena.

Morse said the opening attracted several strong candidates from Maine and other states, including California and Nevada. No employees of Portland public schools applied for the job, he said.

The search committee reviewed the resumes on Wednesday and selected three or four to invite in for interviews.

Morse said he plans to visit applicants’ schools in May and choose the person to lead Portland’s largest high school in June.

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