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Hernando County school superintendent candidate withdraws

BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County School Board now has one fewer candidate to interview this week for the district's superintendent.

S. Jayne Risen Morgenthal, one of seven candidates slated to be interviewed today and Wednesday, withdrew Monday, board attorney Paul Carland said.

Morgenthal, who most recently served as superintendent for the 2,500-student Elizabethtown Independent School district in Kentucky, said she had landed another superintendent job, Carland said.

She did not immediately return a message Monday afternoon.

The 62-year-old Louisville, Ky., resident resigned from the Elizabethtown post after 10 months on the job. In a recent interview with the St. Petersburg Times, Morgenthal cited incompatibility with the School Board there. Board members declined to comment.

The remaining six candidates are Sonya Jackson, Hernando's interim superintendent; Ken Pritz, principal at Hernando High School and a former executive director of school services; Gregory Adkins, chief human resources officer for the Lee County School District; Bryan Blavatt, former superintendent of Boone County Schools in Kentucky; Aaron Mackey, former superintendent of Princeton City Schools in Ohio; and John R. Phillips, a former executive director of school reform for Atlanta public schools.

Hernando County school superintendent candidate withdraws 01/11/10 [Last modified: Monday, January 11, 2010 10:15pm]
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