ILWACO, Wash. - The four finalists for Ocean Beach School superintendent will meet the public at 6 tonight. Community members can attend an open house at the Ilwaco High School cafeteria. Board interviews are scheduled for Saturday.

The successful candidate will succeed Tom Lockyer, who is leaving after three years to lead the White River School District in Western Washington.

Another applicant was added to the previously announced list when a finalist withdrew after taking another position in California.

He is Paul Prevenas, a 30-year veteran educator who has been an elementary principal at Kamehameha Schools in Halku, Hawaii, for the past two years. Prior to that, he was superintendent of schools of Oregon's Brookings-Harbor School District.

The other finalists are:

• Harvey Keene, who served as principal of Ilwaco Junior/Senior High School from 1988-1992. He is director of operations and planning for the Camas, Wash., School District

• Pamela Farr has served as director of curriculum and assistant superintendent for the Olympia School District from 1996 to 2004. She left last year to pursue training and a superintendent's position.

• Joseph Kren, of Soda Springs, Idaho, is superintendent and principal for the North Gem School District, a position he has held since 2003 and has extensive experience at the Idaho School For the Deaf and Blind.

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