Community members not happy with superintendent applicants

Community members not happy with superintendent applicants

Community members say the second superintendent search yields no qualified applicants. The board started from scratch after the first search ended in a tie.
Community members say the second superintendent search yields no qualified applicants. The board started from scratch after the first search ended in a tie.

The board discusses standards for the next superintendent earlier this year. However the majority of applicants don't come close to meeting those standards.

13 people applied for the position. Based on their resumes, nine of them have never served as a superintendent. The four with superintendent experience, haven't lead a district of more than 9,000 students. The Caddo School System educates more than 40,000.

The board stressed, the next superintendent must have connections to this region.
Only Theodis Goree, Timothy Magner, and Frederick Pinkey have ties to northwest Louisiana.

Theodis Goree grew up in this area and graduated from Huntington High School. He is the Area Superintendent of Mansfield ISD in north Texas.

The last job listed on Timothy Magner's resume is Director of Training for the LSU Health Center.

Frederick Pinkney listed his administrative experience with Caddo Parish Schools.

One of the applicants, Deborah Hunter Harvill last worked as superintendent of the Saginaw School District. The same district previous Caddo schools leader Gerald Dawkins headed before he moved to Shreveport.

The board will select finalists Tuesday at 2 pm in the board room.

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