Make that, three new names
It's just about 7 p.m., and two new resumes have popped up as candidates for Florida education commissioner, and one offering to step in if the board can't decide from the initial pool. They are:
- Eric Smith, senior vice president for college readiness, the College Board. Smith also served as superintendent of Anne Arundel County Public Schools in Maryland from 2002-2006.
- William Harner, deputy to the chief executive officer of Philadelphia public schools since 2006.
- Thomas Tocco, former Pinellas assistant superintendent and Fort Worth (Texas) superintendent, offered to be considered as an alternative if the Board of Education does not pick anyone from the existing field. But he declined to participate in the search.
Still no word if the 5 p.m. deadline marked the official end of accepting applications. More tomorrow (if anything else needs to be said.)