In its search for a new Seminole County Superintendent of Schools, the Seminole County Board of Education (BOE) met on Friday, March 1st at 1 p.m. to discuss the applicants and to chart a plan for the interviews. The Board considered twenty-five applications and reached a consensus to interview four individuals who possessed the desirable educational and professional traits and accomplishments.
“We feel like we have a strong pool of finalists to interview,” commented Dr.
Michael Kirkland BOE Chairman.
The interviews were scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 6th. In addition to interviewing with the Board, each candidate has been asked to prepare a thirty minute presentation on their leadership style, their strengths, and their vision for educational excellence. Following each presentation, an additional thirty minutes will be allotted for questions and answers. Members of the schools’ leadership teams and selected central office staff were asked to attend those presentations. Presentations were scheduled for 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m., and 3:45 p.m. at the board office.
The names and qualifications of the candidates, as well as any additional information that becomes available after the interview process, will be made known in next week’s edition of the Donalsonville News.
With the mandatory fourteen day public notification period that is required to announce the lone finalist, it is not unreasonable to assume that the new Seminole County School Superintendent will be identified by mid-March and then finalized with a vote of the Board at its next scheduled meeting or a to be announced called meeting.