• Superintendent Search

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  • The search for the next superintendent of Duval County Public Schools is underway.

    The School Board is expected to select a superintendent candidate out of the two finalists on May 23 with the official start date scheduled for July 1.

    View the Superintendent Search Timeline for more info. 

     

Meet the Finalists

  • On Tuesday, May 7, the Duval County School Board selected Dr. Christopher Bernier and Dr. Daniel Smith as the finalists for the Superintendent position.

     

    Finalists Interviews

    Each finalist was interviewed by the School Board and a Community Focus Group on May 13. The full interviews are below. 

     

    Finalists Feedback Survey

    Community members are invited to share their feedback on the finalists through the Finalists Feedback Survey. This survey will be open through 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21.

  • Superintendent Search Finalist. Dr. Christopher Bernier

  • Superintendent Search Finalists. Dr. Daniel Smith

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Past Events

    • May 13, 2024 - Finalists interviews and Meet and Greet

    • May 7, 2024 - Special Board Meeting - Board selected two semifinalists.
    • April 24, 2024 - Special Board Meeting - Board selected six semifinalists.
    • Feb. 13, 2024 - Board Workshop - Approved a revised timeline for the superintendent search process.  
    • Oct. 18, 2023 - Special Board Meeting - Discussed candidate information and next steps. Determined to postpone the search until early 2024. 
    • Sept. 19, 2023 - Board Workshop - Discussion of superintendent's preferred qualities.
    • Sept. 12, 2023 - Community Forum 
      • Sandalwood High School; media center - 6 p.m. 

    • Sept. 12, 2023 - Board Workshop - Reviewed results from online survey.
    • Sept. 12, 2023 - Community Forum
      • Fletcher High School; media center - 11 a.m. (community can attend online and in-person)

    • Sept. 6, 2023 - Community Forum
      • Raines High School; media center - 6 p.m. (community can attend online and in-person)

    • Aug. 24, 2023 - Community Forum
      • Atlantic Coast High School; media center - 6 p.m. (community can attend online and in-person)

    • Aug. 22, 2023 - Community Forums
      • Baldwin High School  11 a.m. (community can attend online or in-person)
      • Westside High School; media center - 6 p.m.

    • Aug. 9, 2023 - Board Workshop - Approval of superintendent search timeline.
    • July 12, 2023 - Board Workshop - Discussion of perceived goals/challenges that the new superintendent might face in the future.
    • June 20, 2023 - Special Board Meeting - Next steps in superintendent search process.
    • June 14, 2023 - Board Workshop - Overview of superintendent search process.
    • June 2, 2023 - Dr. Diana Greene's retirement date.  

    • May 23, 2023 - Dr. Dana Kriznar selected to serve as superintendent for a period not to exceed six months.