MANATEE COUNTY -- Rick Mills, superintendent of the Manatee County school district, will recommend a former competitor and a former co-worker for his two deputy superintendent positions.
Mills will recommend Marion County's former deputy superintendent of curriculum Diana Greene, to be the district's deputy superintendent of instructional services, responsible for improving student performance, overseeing and starting academic programs, investigating complaints and providing assistance on data analysis. His recommendation for deputy superintendent of operations is Don Hall, the Chief Information Officer for Minneapolis Public Schools, where he is responsible for managing payroll, finance, human resources, student information transportation, food services and library management.
The deputy superintendent of operations is assigned to direct the district's business services, support services and Information Services divisions.
Both deputy superintendents will be paid $132,503 annually.
Green, who received two of the five board votes for the Superintendent position, will take over the responsibilities that had been assigned to Bob Gagnon in his assistant superintendent role. Mill said he will announce Gagnon's move during Monday night's meeting.
Both of the deputy candidates have earned high praise.