A special committee will interview seven people interested in becoming East Feliciana Parish’s next school superintendent, the East Feliciana School Board decided March 3.

Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. has been named school superintendent for Orleans Parish.

Twelve people applied for the post, but the board eliminated five before announcing the names of the applicants who met all of the advertised requirements.

Board President Michael Bradford said three area school superintendents, a community leader and a representative of the East Feliciana Chamber of Commerce will interview the seven and recommend three finalists for the board’s consideration.

Bradford did not name the interview committee members or announce a timeline for the interviews.

The applicants include Patrick Jenkins, director of operations for the Zachary school district; De’Ette Perry, secondary education director for the Baker school system; and Mavia Alice Marsalis, of Zachary, personnel director for the East Feliciana school system.

Marsalis was the only East Feliciana school district employee who applied.

Additional applicants included George Noflin, Jr., Morehouse Parish superintendent and a native of the Felicianas; Angela Lee Domingue, of Baton Rouge, a former principal of Belaire High School; Carlos J. Sam, East Baton Rouge Parish associate school superintendent; and Susan Moore, of New Orleans.

Applications were not considered by the committee from three others because they weren’t hand-delivered or sent by certified mail as specified in the job advertisement, Bradford said.