By REBECCA HAZEN
The Dade County Board of Education met for a special called meeting Monday, June 7, at 1 p.m., to discuss the hiring of a new superintendent, as well as other personnel matters.
The board discussed the matters in executive session for over two and a half hours. Board member Daniel Case was not present.
Board Chair Carolyn Bradford reported that 16 applications were received for the position of superintendent. Interviews will begin June 19, and will be conducted in executive session.
“No names will be released on the 19th. The next announcement will come on June 28th, at the regular scheduled board meeting. At that time we will release the names of the finalists,” Bradford said.
Josh Ingle has held the interim position since the retirement of the previous superintendent, Dr. Jan Harris, in December 2020.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time serving as the Interim Superintendent for Dade County Schools,” Ingle said. “I am completing 21 years in education, and 15 of those have been here in Dade County. As I reflect back over the last six months, I feel like the relationships that I have established with many of our students, parents, and the greater community had many advantages while serving as Interim Superintendent. Regardless of what the future may hold, I look forward to continuing my service in this great community.”
The board also approved the voluntary transfer of Dr. Sandra Spivey from Director of Business Operations at the Central Office, to teacher at Dade County High School. Previously, Spivey was the principal for Dade Middle School.
The board also approved the following recommendations for hire: Steven Green, teacher at Dade County High School; Alicia Boyd, teacher at Dade Middle School; Andi Curtis, teacher at Davis Elementary School; Deidre Stewart, parent mentor; and Paula Stallings, Finance Department.
The 2021-22 school year will begin Thursday, Aug. 5. It was recently announced that there will be no more virtual learning, and all Dade County Schools will return to in-person learning in the fall.