Four longtime St. Mary Parish School System administrators are among the 10 applicants vying for the top educator job in their parish.
The school board plans to meet in a special session Tuesday to decide its selection procedure prior to interviewing candidates, interim superintendent Teresa Bagwell said in a news release Wednesday. The board plans to make its decision by mid-June.
Bagwell stepped into the position of interim superintendent this week following the May 17 resignation of Donald Aguillard, who officially began his duties as Lafayette Parish school superintendent on Monday.
The four St. Mary school system employees who applied are:
Leonard Armato, supervisor of special services with 29 years’ experience.
Ricky Armelin, director of human resources with 27.5 years’ experience.
Peter Boudreaux, instructional supervisor of secondary education with 27 years’ experience.
Molly Stadalis, principal of Franklin Junior High School with 20.5 years’ experience.
The six other applicants are:
Donna Alleman, director of Louisiana Schools for the Deaf and Visually Impaired with 30 years’ experience.
Joey Comeaux, director of child welfare and attendance, data and technology, transportation and secondary schools in Assumption Parish with 24 years’ experience.
James Gray, director of school leadership in Vermilion Parish with 20 years’ experience.
Aubrey Orgeron, director of secondary education in Lafourche Parish with 22.5 years’ experience.
Rhonda Stringham, executive director and assistant superintendent of Limestone County Schools in Athens, Alabama, with 30 years’ experience.
Clyde Washington, deputy assistant superintendent of administration for Rapides Parish with 19 years’ experience.
The board’s preferred qualifications for a superintendent is an educator with a minimum of 10 years of experience, including five years of administrative experience and five years of teaching experience.
The advertised salary range for the job is between $120,000 and $135,000 a year.
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