Superintendent Search Yields Finalists

Superintendent Search Yields Finalists
Posted on 02/25/2020

Members of the Flagler County School Board met Tuesday morning in a special meeting to choose the finalists they will interview to replace retiring Superintendent James Tager. The finalists (in the numeric order of their application submissions) are Vernon Orndorff, Dr. Earl Johnson, Cathy Mittelstadt, and Dr. Janet S. Womack. Their resumes can be found in the “Superintendent Search” section of the Flagler Schools website (

The four candidates have been notified and are expected to interview next week. The basic schedule is as follows:

Thursday, March 5th the candidates will be interviewed by the full School Board. This is open to the public. While one candidate is interviewing, the others will tour Flagler County and a number of our school campuses and facilities. This is between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm. At 6:00 that evening, all four of our finalists will attend a Community Meet and Greet, to be held at the Buddy Taylor Middle School Cafeteria, 4500 Belle Terre Blvd, Palm Coast. That two-hour event will give the public a chance to meet and speak with the candidates. 

On Friday, March 6th, the finalists will meet with each School Board member in a one-on-one setting. This is not open to the public.

Tuesday, March 10th, the School Board will convene a Special Meeting at 1:00 pm in Training Room 3 of the Government Services Building in Bunnell. The Board will discuss the candidates and make their final selection of the next superintendent. Contract negotiations will then begin, with the Board expected to approve a contract with the new Superintendent candidate at its March 17th regularly scheduled business meeting held at 6:00 inside the Board Chambers at the Government Services Building in Bunnell. The projected start date for the new Superintendent is Monday, June 1st.

Flagler Schools and the School Board of Flagler County thank the Florida School Boards Association (FSBA), as well as those citizens who served on the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for their work during this process. finalists © 2019 Flagler County Public Schools.