Public interviews to be held for six final EBR School Board Superintendent candidates


POSTED: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 7:05pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 9:02pm

The search for the East Baton Rouge Parish School Superintendent continues. The school board narrowed down the list of 44 potential candidates to just six.

Parents and teachers will get a chance to weigh in with their thoughts on what may be considered the top tier position in education for East Baton Rouge. President Barbara Freiberg says everyone's opinion is welcome.

"What our community believes and feels is extremely important in our decision making,” stated Freiberg. “That's why we’re going to make every effort to make this process live, perhaps have them on YouTube is our plan, if possible."

The list includes two candidates who are either working or have worked for the parish school system; two sitting superintendents from small to mid-size districts in Georgia and Texas; the chief of staff of the Baltimore School System, and the communications chief of the county school system in Charleston, South Carolina.

Interviews have been scheduled for the six semifinalists. Here is the schedule for the interviews:

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

3:00 p.m.      Kelt L. Cooper
5:15 p.m.      Elliot L. Smalley
7:30 p.m.      Samuel T. King

Monday, January 23, 2012

3:00 p.m.      Maria Pitre-Martin
5:15 p.m.      Tisha S. Edwards
7:30 p.m.      Herman Brister


All candidates will be in Baton Rouge for the interview process. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

For more information, visit the EBR Schools website here.

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