More candidates could be interviewed at a later date
LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 19, 2015) — The Fayette County Board of Education have announced the names of two of finalists who will interview for the post of Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent.
- Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk, currently the Superintendent of the Portland Public Schools in Maine, will be in Lexington on Tuesday and Wednesday.
- Terri Breeden, who is currently Assistant Superintendent of the Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia, will be in Lexington on Thursday and Friday.
Additional candidates may also be scheduled for interviews.
Caulk was hired in 2012 as the schools chief in Portland, the largest school district in Maine, serving roughly 7,000 students. He previously served as an Assistant Superintendent in the School District of Philadelphia—serving 167,000 students— and Assistant Superintendent in East Baton Rouge Parish School System—a district of 46,000 students in Louisiana.
He has seven years of classroom experience, including five years as a special education teacher in a juvenile detention center in Delaware. He has been an elementary and high school principal in public school systems, and dean of students, special education coordinator, and regional director with charter schools. Caulk holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in education, a law degree, and will complete his doctorate in education this December.
Breeden started her current role in Loudoun—a school district of 80,000 students on the outskirts of Washington D.C.—in 2014. She previously served as an Assistant Superintendent in the Fairfax County Public Schools—a district of 181,000 students in Virginia—and an Executive Director of grades 5-12 in the Metropolitan Nashville Schools—a district of 75,000 students in Tennessee.
She taught elementary and middle school in Nashville for 12 years, and has been an assistant principal and principal. Breeden holds a bachelor’s degree in education, two master’s degrees in education and a doctorate in education.
The public is welcome to attend a community reception for finalists on June 23 and June 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. Questions for candidates can be submitted at www.fcps.net/letstalk.