FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Broward County School Board members voted on Tuesday to narrow their search to four candidates and move forward with in-person interviews.
Aside from Vickie Cartwright, the interim superintendent, there are also three other candidates: Keith Oswald, Peter Licata, and Michael Gaal.
The Broward Teachers Union was in favor of hiring Cartwright permanently.
“She has worked from the ground up,” Anna Fusco, the union president, said during the board’s Tuesday meeting.
The board narrowed the list out of 39 applicants.
#NOW: School board members at @browardschools just voted to interview four semi finalists IN PERSON: Vickie Cartwright, Keith Oswald, Peter Licata, and Michael Gaal. @WPLGLocal10 pic.twitter.com/tsNolB4Lka— Hatzel Vela (@HatzelVelaWPLG) January 25, 2022
Meanwhile in Miami-Dade County, the search to replace outgoing superintendent Alberto Carvalho ended Monday night.
Jose Dotres told Local 10 News on Tuesday that he is ready to get down to work
“I feel too that I have a lot of vision for the school district,” he said. “I’m very grounded in academics.”
Dotres was considered the favorite in a pool of applicants.
The South Florida native with strong ties to the Miami-Dade school system said COVID-19 educational challenges, balancing the budget and teacher recruitment are among his top priorities.
“To me, that has been a pivotal role in understand what I bring to the table in order to support teachers and really foster the learning and the social emotional attention that students will need,” he said.
5:30 p.m. report