MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) - UPDATE: CBS7 has confirmed with MISD board member, Sara Burleson, that Midland ISD has narrowed down its candidates for Superindentent from five to three after a round of interviews on Monday.

Read the original story below:

Three weeks ago after new members were elected the MISD School Board of Trustees narrowed the 18 possible candidates down to five.

Those five candidates’ experience ranges anywhere from a current superintendent to those who have experience in higher-level education.

The Board of Trustee President, Bryan Murry told CBS7 what they are looking for in the candidates.

“We want a good leader, someone that will be good with our staff that will be able to lead people in a positive way but shows compassion for someone,” Murry said. “Someone that understands the classroom and will be able to work that way. We need a good academic person and just an overall strong leader.”

Some of the questions that were asked were about their leadership, where they made a mistake and how do you get better, their district and how it compares to Midland, and what they know about Midland.

The search for a new Superintendent comes after former MISD Superintendent, Dr. Angelica Ramsey was named the lone finalist for Superintendent of Fort Worth ISD.

You can read the original story on CBS7 here.