3 finalists for superintendent

Published 5:12 am Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Bogalusa City Schools Board of Education has narrowed its choices for the new superintendent from seven to three.

Board president Curtis Creel said those still in the running are Dr. Jerri Williams-Harper, a former director of the Adolescent Vocational Exploration Urban League of Onondaga County in Syracuse, N.Y., who is from Albion, Mich.; Dr. Victoria Bridges Miles, who Creel said is originally from Bogalusa, and is the director of federal programs for the Keller Independent School District in Fort Worth, Texas; and Lisa Tanner, the current principal at Franklinton High School.

Tanner is the only person who works in Washington Parish who applied for the job.

Current superintendent Willie “Toni” Breaux had previously announced her resignation, effective June 30.

The school board plans to conduct second interviews, some likely via Skype, on Monday, April 3. The interviews will not be open to the public.

Creel said in the first interviews, the candidates knew what questions would be asked.

This time is going to be a little more personal and in depth,” he said.

The plan is to announce the new superintendent during the board’s combined committee and general meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 6.