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Interim Superintendent Search

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Interim Superintendent Search

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On April 16, 2021, Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins announced his retirement effective June 30, 2021. The School Board will contract with a local consultant to select an Interim Superintendent for approximately six months, with additional time as needed. We will also be contracting with a national search firm to find the best Superintendent to lead the School District of Lee County. The Interim and Permanent Superintendent should be a leader who can:

  • Continue the legacy of the District.

  • Manage a $1.92 billion organization.

  • Be a community minded leader, nurturing and building partnerships.

  • Work with the Board to plan, develop, and maintain the best possible education programs and services for all of our students.

The School District of Lee County can be described as follows: 

  • We are the ninth-largest district in Florida and the 32nd-largest district in the United States.

  • We educate 95,000+ students with 5,700+ teachers at 79 traditional schools, 16 special centers, and 23 charter schools.

  • We have a bus fleet of 912 buses, 727 routes with 49,000+ students being transported.

  • Our students speak 133 different languages and are from 150 different countries.

  • More than 60% of our high school students are enrolled in at least one advanced studies course such as International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge AICE, Advanced Placement (AP), Honors Programs, or Dual Enrollment.


The Process

We are encouraging YOU to get involved with each step. Members of the community may offer their feedback on any step of the process using the form below or emailing the Board Members directly. You can attend Special meetings, Workshops, Briefings, and Action meetings in person at the Lee County Public Education Center, 2855 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers 33966 or watch live on YouTube.

Board Members will:

  • Select a consultant. (Selected Scott Kashman, MHA, FACHE DBA Healthy Team, Healthy Business, LLC as Consultant to the School Board of Lee County, Florida)

  • Advertise the position. (Advertisement posted May 15, 2021) 

  • Narrow down applicants to interview.

  • Set up individual interviews with applicants. 

  • Wayne Alexander, Ed.D. (Withdrew)
  • Vickie L. Cartwright, Ph.D.
  • Dr. Leonard D. Fitts (Withdrew)
  • Jason Nault, Ed.D (Withdrew)
  • Kenneth A. Savage, Ed.D.
  • Conduct interviews with the finalists.

Board Interviews were not live streamed in fairness to both candidates.

  • Appoint the Interim Superintendent.

Important Dates

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How to Get Involved

Stay informed and get involved by attending board meetings, speaking during Public Comment (PC), watching the meetings on YouTube, commenting below, or emailing the Board Members. You can also download calendar dates directly to your personal calendar.

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Interim Superintendent Search Online Form

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