Isle of Wight Schools Superintendent Katrise Perera is now in the running for two additional jobs on top of her candidacy for school superintendent in St. Lucie County, Fla.
In a phone interview with TCPalm.com, the web component of a newspaper in St. Lucie, Perera said she has applied to two others job but St. Lucie is her top choice.
A request to Isle of Wight County schools for response was not returned by press time.
She remains committed to the superintendent search in St. Lucie despite its School Board seeking additional candidates, according to TCPalm.com reporter Colleen Wixon.
The St. Lucie School Board met Monday morning to discuss the new superintendent selection but did not make a final decision.
Instead, it decided to direct consultant Jim Huge to seek more candidates.
After the announcement, Mark Rendell, St. Lucie’s current assistant superintendent, withdrew from the running.
Also on Monday, Huge announced finalist Scott Bailey withdrew his bid because of health reasons, according to TCPalm.com.
The other candidate, Darci Mohr, is currently the assistant superintendent of human resources in a K-12 public school system with 29,000 students in Boulder, Colo.
Wixon confirmed that Perera and Mohr still want to be considered for the job despite the widening candidate pool.
Some Board members favored seeking other candidates while others found the remaining finalists viable, reported Wixon.
Until the Board decides, an interim superintendent will be named. (Subscribe!)