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Dozens of applicants for three executive director positions in Pinellas

More than 40 job candidates put in their names for three top administrative positions in the Pinellas County School District, overseeing elementary, middle and high school education.

The positions are executive director of elementary education, executive director of middle school education, and executive director of high school education. If the jobs seem familiar, they should. Superintendent Mike Grego "upgraded" the director positions this year, hoping that the ability to offer a higher salary would attract high-quality job candidates.

The current directors - Kathleen Young, director of elementary education, and Rita Vasquez, director of secondary education - have applied. Young applied for executive director of elementary education, while Vasquez applied for executive director of high school education. Antelia Campbell, managing officer of middle school education, whose current job is being eliminated, applied for executive director of middle school education.

Other well-known candidates for the positions include: Robyn Witcher, principal of Pinellas Park Middle, for executive director of middle school education; Victoria Hawkins, principal of Palm Harbor Middle, for executive director of middle school education; Susan Farias, IB coordinator at St. Petersburg High, for executive director of high school education; and Ric Mellin, principal of Land O'Lakes High, Wesley Chapel, for executive director of high school education. 

There also are some candidates from Osceola County, superintendent Mike Grego's old stomping grounds. Applicants include: Robert Studly Sr., principal of Liberty High School, in Osceola; Nancy Lewis, assistant principal of Poinciana High in Osceola; and Dywayne Hinds Sr., principal of Westside K-8 in Osceola.

Some of the applicants have applied for more than one job, including the area superintendent position.

See the list of applicants below, as provided by the district:

Cynthia Birch DODSchools Liberty Intermediate,United Kingdom ExecutiveDirector Elementary School Education

Eric Cantrell Principal, Pinelock Elementary,Orange County FL ExecutiveDirector Elementary School Education

Ramon Dawkins Behavioral Specialist, PCS, Stephens ESE Center, PCS ExecutiveDirector Elementary School Education

Sandra Downes Principal, Eisenhower Elementary, PCS ExecutiveDirector Elementary School Education

Chuck Fradley Director, Professional Learning, Manatee County, FL ExecutiveDirector Elementary School Education

Sharon Hahn Principal, IB Coordinator, Kokomo‐Center, Kokomo, IN ExecutiveDirector Elementary School Education

Christine Joseph Scholar,University of South Florida, Tampa, FL ExecutiveDirector Elementary School Education

Wendy Kruger Director, Curriculum&Assessment,Greenwood, IN ExecutiveDirector Elementary School Education

Wayne McKnight Behavioral Specialist, ClearwaterIntermediate, PCS ExecutiveDirector Elementary School Education

Robert Murray President, Centerfor Leadership and Achievement,Naples, FL ExecutiveDirector Elementary School Education

Sharon Pankau Teacher, ESE, Lake St.George EL, PCS ExecutiveDirector Elementary School Education

Angela Prince FoundingDirector, Academics&Operations,United Providence ExecutiveDirector Elementary School Education

Crystal Richardson Assistant Principal, Alta Vista EL,Haines City, FL ExecutiveDirector Elementary School Education

Rafael Segarra Director of ELL Services, Indian Prairie School Aurora, IL ExecutiveDirector Elementary School Education

Randall Shepherd Principal, Cartoogechaye Elementary, Franklin,NC ExecutiveDirector Elementary School Education

Kimberly Sutphin Teacher, Reading, Lake St.George Elementary, PCS ExecutiveDirector Elementary School Education

Darlene Thomas Adjunct Professor, St. Petersburg College, St. Pete, FL ExecutiveDirector Elementary School Education

Kathleen Young‐Parker Director ‐ EXEMPT ExecutiveDirector Elementary School Education

Eugene Butler,Jr. Director, Middle Schools, Tucson SchoolDistrict, Tucson, AZ ExecutiveDirector Middle School Education

Antelia Campbell ManagerOfficer, Middle School Education, PCS ExecutiveDirector Middle School Education

Tenganyke Cook Principal Fellow,DallasISD,Dallas, TX ExecutiveDirector Middle School Education

Victoria Hawkins Principal, PalmHarbor Middle, PCS ExecutiveDirector Middle School Education

Dywayne Hinds, Sr., Principal, Westside K‐8,Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL ExecutiveDirector Middle School Education

Wendy Kruger Director, Curriculum&Assessment,Greenwood, IN ExecutiveDirector Middle School Education

Wayne McKnight Behavior Specialist, ClearwaterIntermediate, PCS ExecutiveDirector Middle School Education

Mary Murray Principal, 9 ‐ 12 grade, ImmokaleeHigh,Naples, FL ExecutiveDirector Middle School Education

Angela Prince FoundingDirector, Academics&Operations,United Providence ExecutiveDirector Middle School Education

Rebecca Sarlo State of Florida, Intervention, Secondary School Coordinator ExecutiveDirector Middle School Education

Randall Shepherd Principal, Cartoogechaye Elementary, Franklin,NC ExecutiveDirector Middle School Education

Steve VanGorden Principal, ZephyrhillsHigh, Pasco County, FL ExecutiveDirector Middle School Education

Robyn Witcher Principal, Pinellas Park Middle, PCS ExecutiveDirector Middle School Education

Eugene Butler,Jr. Director, Middle Schools, Tucson SchoolDistrict, Tucson, AZ ExecutiveDirector,High School Education

Susan Farias Assistant Principal,DirectorIB, St. PetersburgHigh, PCS ExecutiveDirector,High School Education

Andrei Ghelman Turnaround Admin.,DamascusHigh, Sandy Spring, MD ExecutiveDirector,High School Education

Wendy Kruger Director, Curriculum&Assessment,Greenwood, IN ExecutiveDirector,High School Education

Nancy Lewis Assistant Principal, PoincianaHigh,Osceola County, FL ExecutiveDirector,High School Education

Eric McFee Principal,Harns Marsh Middle School, Lehigh Acres, FL ExecutiveDirector,High School Education

Wayne McKnight Behavior Specialist, ClearwaterIntermediate, PCS ExecutiveDirector,High School Education

Ric Mellin Principal, LandO' LakesIBHigh School, Wesley Chapel, FL ExecutiveDirector,High School Education

Mary Murray Principal, 9 ‐ 12 grade, ImmokaleeHigh,Naples, FL ExecutiveDirector,High School Education

Angela Prince FoundingDirector, Academics&Operations,United Providence ExecutiveDirector,High School Education

Robert Studly, Sr. Principal, LibertyHigh School,Osceola County ExecutiveDirector,High School Education

Rita Vasquez Director, Secondary Education, PCS ExecutiveDirector,High School Education

[Last modified: Monday, June 3, 2013 10:56am]

    

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