A special committee will be asked to interview seven people interested in becoming East Feliciana Parish’s next public school superintendent, the School Board said Tuesday.

The meeting was the last for Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr., who was named school superintendent in Orleans Parish in January.

Twelve people applied for the post, but the board eliminated five of them 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 East Baton Rouge Parish Associate School Superintendent Carlos J. Sam, Zachary school system Operations Chief Patrick D. Jenkins, and De’Ette Perry, secondary education director for the Baker school system.

Mavia Alice Marsalis was the only East Feliciana school system employee who applied. She is the system’s personnel director.

Other applicants are George Noflin Jr., Morehouse Parish superintendent and a native of the Felicianas; Susan D. Moore, of New Orleans; and Angela Lee Domingue, of Baton Rouge and former principal of Belaire High School.

The board did not consider applications from Awonza LaBatt, of Boyds, Maryland; Charles S. Michel, Metairie; or Victoria Miles, of Fort Worth, Texas, because they did not hand-deliver or send their applications by certified mail, as specified in the job advertisement.

Hamilton P. Brock, of Baker, did not fill out the required application, Bradford said, and LaKesa B. Dixon does not have a current state superintendent’s certificate.