Three Finalists Named for Atlanta School Superintendent

ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC)- Three semi-finalists have been selected for the position of Atlanta School Superintendent.  A release from APS says the finalists are among over 70 qualified candidates from 23 states and the District of Columbia recruited by Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, the executive search firm retained earlier this year by the Board.  

          The semi-finalist candidates are: Dr. Cheryl L. Atkinson, Superintendent, Lorain City Public Schools (OH); Dr. Barbara M. Jenkins, Deputy Superintendent, Orange County Public Schools (FL); and Dr. Bonita Coleman-Potter, Deputy Superintendent of Schools, Prince George’s County Public Schools (MD).

  “The Board was impressed with the caliber of candidates who expressed interest in becoming our new superintendent,” said Board Chair Khaatim Sherrer El.  “We know that picking the right candidate for our next superintendent is the board’s most important job, and we look forward to meeting with the three semi-finalists again. We believe that we will find the candidate who possesses the qualifications and experience to take the helm of APS and lead us to the next level in educational excellence.”

  The Board will conduct additional interviews with the semi-finalists candidates over the next several weeks as part of the process to identify a finalist candidate for superintendent.  The Board will ensure that the community has an opportunity to meet the candidates prior to making a final decision.

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