BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board said it has a list of 44 candidates vying to become its next superintendent.
The board is working with a consultant, PROACT Search, to help choose a new person to head schools in the parish.
"This list represents great diversity, tremendous experience, and enormous potential for our school district," said Barbara Freiberg, school board president. "We feel we have excellent candidates to lead the school system forward. From traditional superintendents to non-traditional leaders, these candidates have expressed an interest in working with our district and will be a great fit with the needs of our community."
EBRSS said the pool will be narrowed down to a list of candidates to be interviewed.
The school board has scheduled a workshop at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday for the semifinalists to be presented.
The next step in the process will be announced at the end of the meeting.
Superintendent John Dilworth notified the board in May 2011 he would not seek to have his contract renewed when it expires in July.
Dilworth became superintendent on July 1, 2009, replacing Superintendent Charlotte Placide who retired.
East Baton Rouge Applicants
Atiba-Weza , Fadhilika | Superintendent (retired 2011) | Enlarged City School District of Troy | Troy, NY
Benfield, James | Superintendent (retired 2011) | Yadkin County Schools | Yadkin County, NC
Blackburn, Lew | Vice President | Texas Can! Academies! | Dallas, TX
Blair, Floyd | Attorney | Blair Wilson & Associates, LLC | Baltimore, MD
Brister, Herman | Chief Academic Officer | East Baton Rouge Parish School System | Baton Rouge, LA
Browder, James | Sr. VP of Charter Schools and Operations | Edison State College | Fort Meyers, FL
Brown, Pam | Senior Research and Planning Associate | Center for Educational Leadership and Technology | Marlborough, MA
Calaway, John | Superintendent | Universal School Solutions, LLC | Green Forest, AR
Caulk, Emmanuel | Assistant Superintendent | School District of Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA
Cooper, Kelt | Superintendent | San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated ISD | Del Rio, TX
Dines, George | Chief Financial Officer | District of Columbia Public Schools | Washington, DC
Edwards, Tisha | Chief of Staff | Baltimore City Public Schools | Baltimore, MD
Feil, James | Educational Consultant | Lake Superior State University, School of Education | Marie MI
Firn, Gregory | Superintendent | Anson County Schools | Wadesboro, NC
Gilbert, Shirl | Executive Director of Turnaround Schools | East Baton Rouge Parish School System | Baton Rouge, LA
Grace, April | Executive Director, Human Resources | Putnam City Public Schools | Warr Acres, OK
Graham, James | Director of Federal Programs and Contracts | KIPP New Orleans | New Orleans, LA
Grant, Audrey | Educational Consultant | Spartanburg County Foundation | Spartanburg, SC
Henigman-Neal, Jean | Principal | Oakwood Community Unit School District #76 | Oakwood, IL
Hopson, Charles | Superintendent | Pulaski County Special School District | Little Rock, AR
Hunter-Harvill, Deborah | Consultant | Wayne County RESA | Romulus, MI
King, Samuel | Superintendent | Rockdale County Public Schools | Conyers, GA
Lopez, Carlos | Superintendent | School District of the City of River Rogue | River Rogue, MI
Lopez, Joseph | Asst Supt of Curriculum and Instruction | El Paso ISD | El Paso, TX
Martin, Lloyd | Founder/CEO | Universal School Solutions, LLC | Jacksonville, FL
Narcisse, Sito | Principal | Boston Public Schools | Boston, MA
O'Connor, Johnny | Assistant Superintendent of Administration | North Forest ISD | Houston, TX
Oliver, Bernard | Director/Program Coordinator | University of Florida | Gainesville, FL
Olson, John | Senior Educational Program Director | Florida DOE | Monticello, FL
Peccia, Don | Assistant Superintendent, HR | Baltimore County Public Schools | Baltimore, MD
Pennyman, Juliette | Principal | Great Valley School District | Malvern, PN
Pitre-Martin, Maria | Director of K12 Curriculum and Instruction | North Carolina Department of Public Instruction | Raleigh, NC
Rhinnie, Scott | Career and Technical Director/Principal | Greene County Board of Education | Eutaw, AL
Ruffin, Verna | Asst Supt for Curriculum and Instruction | Tulsa Public Schools | Tulsa, OK
Shanks, Julius | Director of Federal Programs | Montgomery Public Schools | Montgomery, AL
Simmons, L'Tanya | CEO Collaborative Learning Inc | Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Simmons, Ronald | Assistant Principal (Interim) | Rochester Public Schools | Rochester, MN
Smalley, Elliot | Deputy of Strategy and Communications | Charleston County School District | Charleston, SC
Smith-Ross, Camacia | Director of Upward Bound | Dillard University | New Orleans, LA
Stafford, Julian | Consultant | MODERN PARENTS Magazine - Connecting Home and School | VA
Stellar, Art | Superintendent | Burke County Public Schools | Morganton, NC
Taylor, Bernard | Superintendent | Grand Rapids Public Schools | Grand Rapids, MI
Thomas, Charles | Founder/President Holsyn Consulting, LLC | Baton Rouge, LA
Ulery, Sherry | Educational Consultant | Self-employed | OH
Wang, Mike | Sr. VP, Growth Strategy and Regional Development | TFA | Philadelphia, PA