LAFAYETTE — Work to reduce the unqualified from the list of 32 who applied for the Lafayette Parish schools superintendent job continued Tuesday.
College of Education staff at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette continued their work of vetting applicants’ qualifications Tuesday, said Christine Payton, ULL spokeswoman.
Once their work is complete, a chart outlining applicants’ credentials will be forwarded to the School Board, Payton said.
The minimum requirements for applicants include educational leader certification; five years of teaching experience in area of certification; and five years of administrative or management experience in education at level of assistant principal (maximum two years) or above.
From the list of qualified applicants, the School Board will vote on its top 10 to be interviewed in mid-October.
The board hopes to name a replacement for Burnell Lemoine before he retires at the end of the year.
The application period for the job closed Monday.
On Monday, The Advocate reported a total of 31 had applied for the position, but a submission made on Friday by Sheila Guidry, of Prairieville, had not been previously reported.
Guidry holds a master’s degree plus 30 hours in education administration from Nicholls State University. She is executive director of the Louisiana Department of Education’s School Turnaround Office and previously served as education technology consultant for the state department’s Division of Certification, Leadership and Preparation. She began her teaching career in 1993-1994 at Centerville High School.
Here is the final list of all 32 applicants and their most recent job experience:
e_SBlt Don Aguillard, of Centerville, St. Mary Parish school superintendent.
e_SBlt Wayne Alexander, of Old Lyme, Conn., director and special education teacher for Hartford public schools.
e_SBlt Eduarda Maria da Costa Santos Andrader, of Coimbra, Portugal, teaches at the School of Education at the University of Coimbra.
e_SBlt Herman Brister, of Port Allen, chief academic officer for East Baton Rouge Parish schools.
e_SBlt William E. Butler, of Pine Bluff, Ark., formerly interim science specialist at the Math and Science STEM Center.
e_SBlt Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Floyd L. Carpenter, of Clifton, Va., formerly commander of the 8th Air Force and Task Force 204 at Barksdale Air Force Base.
e_SBlt Jason Robert Case, of Wesson, Miss., owner and president of Educational Services and Consultant.
e_SBlt Pat Cooper, of New Orleans, president and chief executive officer of the Early Childhood and Family Learning Foundation.
e_SBlt Craig A. Fiegel, of Novi, Mich., superintendent of Canton Community Schools.
e_SBlt Walter Gonsoulin Jr., of Starkville, Miss., assistant superintendent of federal programs and operations for the Starkville School District.
e_SBlt Luis Gonzales, of Harrisburg, Pa., superintendent and chief executive officer of Central Dauphin school district in Harrisburg.
e_SBlt Arthur D. Gottlieb, of Queensbury, N.Y., adjunct professor of biology at the College of St. Joseph in Rutland, Vt., and an adjunct professor of education at SUNY-Plattsburgh, Queensbury campus.
e_SBlt Sheila Guidry, of Prairieville, executive director of the Louisiana Department of Education’s School Turnaround Office.
e_SBlt Dirk Hébert, of New Smyrna, Fla., district manager of Florida Navy Junior ROTC programs that are in 56 high schools.
• Chanel Howard-Veazy, of Mesquite, Texas, principal of Fred Florence Middle School in Dallas.
• Gail Jackson-Mitchell, of Orangeburg, S.C., executive director of curriculum and instruction for Allendale County Schools.
v Gary Jones, of Alexandria, superintendent of Rapides Parish schools.
• Katie Landry, of Lafayette, Lafayette Parish School System deputy superintendent of instructional services.
• Deidre Ledbetter, of New Iberia, Lafayette Parish School System special education teacher.
• Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Luis Angel Melendez, of Greenwood, Del., Junior ROTC Army instructor at Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown, Del.
• Charles S. Michel, of Metairie, special education supervisor of Lafourche Parish schools.
• John Pate, of Lafayette, principal of Scott Middle School.
• Jay Pierret, of Lafayette, owner of J.B. Pierret Consulting.
• Maria Pitre-Martin, of Holly Springs, N.C., North Carolina Department of Public Instruction director of curriculum and instruction.
• Karl Reichman, of Jackson, president and owner of SAGE Educational Consulting.
• Deborah J. Rives, of Avondale Estates, Ga., south region field service general manager for Pearson Inc.
• Ronald James Simmons, of Rochester, Minn., assistant principal at Century High School in Rochester.
• Richard Sloakner, of Elverson, Pa., math, business and technology education supervisor for Marple Newton School District in Newton Square, Pa.
• Camacia Smith-Ross, of New Orleans, consultant and author.
• Art Stellar, of Hingham, Mass., former superintendent of Burke County (N.C.) Public Schools.
• Maurice D. Ware, of Springfield, Mich., executive director of educational support services for Battle Creek Public Schools.
• Stanley S. Wooden, of Dallas, instructor at the School Community Guidance Center and instructional lead teacher at Skyline Evening School in Dallas.
Share your opinions on superintendent search
The School Board’s final search forum is at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at Comeaux High School.
To give your opinion online visit http://www.lpssonline.com/superintendentsurvey.