Published: Sep 16, 2010 11:32 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 16, 2010 8:32 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Superintendent James Browder is a finalist for a job in Las Vegas. Here is the letter he sent to the media:

I am both honored and pleased to have been selected as one of three finalists for the superintendent's position in Clark County, Nevada.

It is truly humbling that I've been identified to have the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for consideration to lead the nation's 5th largest school district. This opportunity would not be possible without the hard work and commitment of the teachers, administrators, support staff and School Board in Lee County. The successes we have seen both in and out of the classroom have set us apart from other districts.

No matter the outcome, it truly is an honor and a privilege to be considered for the Clark County, Nevada superintendent position. I look forward to meeting and talking with the Clark County community and district leaders.