Tullahoma Director of Schools Dr. Dan Lawson has made the finalist list in the Oak Ridge Schools search for a new superintendent. Lawson said he is pleased to make the finalists list at Oak Ridge. Lawson said that the Oak Ridge school system, like Tullahoma, has a great reputation. Lawson said Tullahoma has provided a great personal career opportunity, and he treasures the 16 years he’s worked with the system. He said in the News Sentinel story the headhunting firm helping in the search, Ray and Associates of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will now contact the finalists and ask if they’re willing to return for extended interviews and community visits. Meanwhile, the Tullahoma school board has been conducting its search to replace Lawson with plans to have a new director in place beginning May 1, 2013, — nearly two months before Lawson’s contract expires.