LAFAYETTE — The tally of applicants for Lafayette Parish schools superintendent is now at 16.
Only 10 will be selected for October interviews.
At least two more Louisiana candidates have added their name to the list for consideration, bringing the total of in-state applicants to four.
So far, no administrators within the Lafayette Parish School System have applied.
Over the weekend, in-state applicants Charles Michel, special education supervisor for Lafourche Parish schools, and Camacia Smith-Ross, an education consultant who directed Dillard University’s Upward Bound program post-Katrina, submitted their names.
The following are the qualifications of the most recent new candidates:
• Eduarda Maria da Costa Santos Andrader, of Coimbra, Portugal, who holds a master’s degree in education and post-graduate work in training organization and policies from Portuguese University of Psychology and Sciences of Education in Lisbon.
She has prior experience as a teacher and coordinator of English and Portuguese education departments and is also a teacher within the School of Education at the University of Coimbra.
• Charles S. Michel, of Metairie, who has a master of education degree in administration and supervision from Nicholls State University.
His résumé denotes doctoral studies in educational leadership at Sam Houston State University. Since 2007, Michel has worked as the special education supervisor of Lafourche Parish schools and for six months in 2007 served as assistant deputy superintendent of accountability for the New Orleans Recovery School District.
He has eight years of administrative experience as principal in schools in Sugar Land and Houston, Texas.
• Richard Sloakner, of Elverson, Pa., who holds a master’s degree in education from Walden University and next year will complete a doctorate of education in administrative leadership from the same university.
He holds certification as a principal and letters of eligibility for assistant superintendent and superintendent in Pennsylvania.
Since 2009, he has served as the math, business and technology education supervisor for Marple Newton School District in Newton Square, Pa.
• Camacia Smith-Ross, of New Orleans, who holds a doctor of education degree in organizational leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Miami and school superintendent certification.
She serves as a consultant and is author of the book, “Teachers, Students and Natural Disasters: Perspectives Supporting Professional Development.”
Prior work experience includes director of Upward Bound program at Dillard University; program administrator of the National Youth Sports Summer Program housed at Southern University at New Orleans; and Title I coordinator of instruction for Orleans Parish Schools.
The School Board is seeking input on the superintendent search from the public. Forums to discuss desired superintendent qualifications will be held at 6 p.m.:
• Tuesday: Lafayette High.
• Sept. 6: Acadiana High.
• Sept. 13: Northside High.
• Sept. 22: Comeaux High
For those unable to attend, an online survey is available at: http://www.lpssonline.com/superintendentsurvey.