26 Candidates Compete for Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Position

26 Candidates Compete for Broward County Superintendent Position

The Broward County School Board pictured with Interim Superintendent Dr. Earlean Smiley.

By Sharon Aron Baron

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is actively seeking a new leader. According to a press release from the district, 26 candidates have applied for the position of the new Superintendent.

The school board has stated that they are looking for a dynamic, innovative, and experienced educational leader who can work collaboratively with stakeholders to advance the district’s strategic goals. The new Superintendent will be responsible for overseeing the education of over 260,000 students in the district.

The independent search firm McPherson & Jacobson, LLC was tasked with conducting a national search for the next Superintendent after BCPS parted ways with controversial former schools chief Dr. Vicky Cartwright.

The effort to oust Cartwright began last year when several school board members challenged her, citing dissatisfaction with her leadership style.

After approving the exit deal, the board voted to appoint Dr. Earlean Smiley as the interim superintendent, noting that she was barred from seeking the job permanently.

Currently, the district has a list of candidates who have applied for the position, which will be presented to the Broward County School Board during the School Board Workshop on Tuesday, May 2, 2023.

Interested parties can review their resumes and the complete timeline of the superintendent search process at browardschools.com/supersearch.

Title First Name Last Name City State
Dr. Wayne Alexander Old Lyme Connecticut
Dr. Stephyen Bournes Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Ms. Sibyl Brooks New Haven Connecticut
Dr. Raymond Bryant Thomasville Georgia
Mr. Nicola (Nick) Campagna Harrellsville North Carolina
Mr. Kwame DAVIS Cleveland Mississippi
Dr. James Drake Gilroy California
Dr. Michael Esposito Helendale California
Mr. Eric Flohr Fort Lauderdale Florida
Ms. Stacia Foster Coral Springs Florida
Dr. Ken Goeken Simi Valley California
Dr. Shernette Grant Deerfield Beach Florida
Dr. Peter Licata Boynton Beach Florida
Dr. Eddie Mitchell Aventura Florida
Dr. Jason Nault Lake Villa Illinois
Mr. Virgilio Ogando Cape Coral Florida
Mr. Keith Oswald Oakland Park Florida
Mrs. Wanda Paul Fulshear Texas
Dr. Oscar Rico El Paso Texas
Ms. Senide Roque Miami Florida
Mr. Chad Schilling Sunrise Florida
Mr. Luis Solano Macomb Michigan
Dr. Art Stellar Hingham Massachusetts
Mr. Adam Taylor Harriman New York
Dr. Valerie Wanza Tamarac Florida
Dr. Caprice Young Los Angeles California

The board has not officially disclosed when it plans to hire its next superintendent.

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