MONROE, Louisiana — The Monroe City School Board will not interview educational consultant Mary Guinn and Lafourche Parish Schools Supervisor Charles Michel for the position or superintendent.
The News-Star reports (http://tnsne.ws/17xkt1X ) board members interviewed three candidates Tuesday, but not Guinn or Michel, who were out of town on previously scheduled business and were unable to interview on Tuesday.
Search committee member Mickey Traweek said the board voted not to extend the process, which is already behind the board's desired timeline.
Caddo Parish Superintendent Designee Mary Nash-Robinson, Monroe City Schools chief academic officer Tammye Turpin and Neville High School principal Brent Vidrine answered questions individually in a closed session for much of the day on Tuesday.
The public will have an opportunity to ask all three candidates questions next week.
Candidates were given an opportunity to present a statement to the board in open session.
Nash-Robinson talked about her career in academics from the classroom as a teacher to an administrator at the central office level, back to school administration and then returning to central office.
She said "the best thing that ever happened to her" was her stint as a school administrator over an academically challenged school.
Turpin talked about her expertise in all areas of academics.
"I bring a varied background of experiences," she said. "All of those experiences have led me to this point in time where I can bring all of that to a superintendency and to provide the leadership to move this district forward to be the great district that I know we can be."
Vidrine spoke about the district's need to maintain focus on students.
"If I have a bad day at Neville, or a bad day going on, I just grab my pencil and my pad and walk into a teacher's classroom, sit down and 30 minutes later, the day is great," he said. "I just go to the classroom because that's where it is."
Information from: The News-Star, http://www.thenewsstar.com