The applicants who applied for the interim superintendent position:
- Kirk Kelly, acting superintendent and former assistant superintendent of testing and accountability for Hamilton County schools- Jill Levine, principal at Normal Park Museum Magnet School- Shaun Sadler, retired commanding officer with the United States Marine Corps- Robert Purifico, president and CEO of We R 3C Inc., a New Jersey nonprofit- Robert Christensen, retired associate professor at Oklahoma State University- Bobbie Floyd, leasing consultant at Steeplechase Apartments- Dwight Mayberry, program director at Mayberry Afterschool Learning Centers- Yashika Ward, property manager at the Chattanooga Housing Authority
School board members’ selections for interviews:
Donna Horn: Kelly, Levine and SadlerJoe Galloway: Kelly, Levine and MayberrySteve Highlander: Kelly, Mayberry and SadlerGreg Martin: Kelly, Purifico and SadlerKaritsa Mosley: Kelly, Levine and MayberryGeorge Ricks: Kelly and LevineDavid Testerman: KellyRhonda Thurman: Kelly, Mayberry, and SadlerJonathan Welch: Kelly, Levine and Sadler
Three candidates remain in the running to be the Hamilton County Department of Education's interim superintendent.