Josh Middleton, assistant superintendent for School District 2, is one of four finalists for the superintendent job for Bozeman Public Schools.
"They've invited me to come interview," he said Thursday.
Middleton earned his doctorate in education last year from Montana State University and was hired into SD2 from the Laurel School District last summer. He's been tapped to take over SD2's adult education program in July.
In November, he was a favorite of the board to replace interim Superintendent Jack Copps when Copps steps down from the district in June. But a few months later he withdrew his name from the running.
At about the same time, a memo in which Middleton and assistant Superintendent Gail Surwill threatened legal action against trustee Pam Ellis circulated around the community. In it, Middleton cited conflicts with Ellis as one of the reasons he withdrew his name from the running for superintendent.
But Middleton pointed out Thursday that he's applied to a few superintendent jobs since earning his doctorate.
"I just think there are other opportunities," he said.
Regardless of what happens in Bozeman, he said adult education is a passion of his and that he's still excited to run SD2's adult education program.