Candidates for deputy superintendent for Manatee County Schools

April 17, 2013 

DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT CANDIDATES

Candidates for deputy superintendent of instructional services:

• Diana Greene is the deputy superintendent on special assignment for Marion County public schools, performing principal duties for Fessenden Elementary School. She is the former deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction in Marion County.

• Kathryn LeRoy is the director of high school programs of Duval County schools in Jacksonville, where she is responsible for the implementation of curriculum and programs such as dual enrollment and International Baccalaureate.

• George Schrier is an applicant from Manatee County, serving as the graduation coach at Palmetto High School.

• Steven Black is the former superintendent of schools at the Fort Ann Central School District in New York.

• Andrei Ghelman is the turnaround administrator at Damascus High School in Maryland. During his tenure, he created an academic tutorial program for increasing student test scores on the SAT and ACT. He is the former principal of Magruder High School in Maryland.

• Diana Cantillo is an elementary school principal and the district curriculum director for the Middletown Board of Education in New Jersey. Her job description includes professional development for staff, evaluations of teaching staff and test score analysis.

• Eugene Butler is the director for middle schools in Tucson, Ariz., where he supervises the principals of the 14 middle schools. Butler is also the former principal at Norland Middle School in Miami.

• Patrick Galatowitsch is the principal of Fern Creek Elementary in Orlando. He is also an adjunct professor at University of Central Florida.

Candidates for deputy superintendent of operations:

• Don Hall is the chief information officer of Minneapolis public schools. Hall is responsible for managing the payroll, finance, student information, transportation, food service and library management enterprise systems.

• Jeremiah Bundrage is the curriculum leader for the mathematics department for Hallandale High in Hallandale Beach in Broward County. Bundrage's responsibilities include reviewing achievement data and facilitating staff development sessions.

• Kristin Lamphron is the administrator and principal of Sunshine Academy, a Christian elementary school and day care in Bradenton.

• Nicholas Balde is a former personal banker at J.P. Morgan Chase and representative of Govic Wealth Management in Sarasota. He is currently a substitute teacher in the Manatee County school district.

Ghelman and Butler also applied for this position.

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