Superintendent Search

Superintendent Search

The School District of Indian River County has undertaken a search for our new superintendent. The education executive search firm, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA), has been hired to assist in finding the best candidate to serve the citizens of Indian River County.  This website was created to share that process with you. The main page will be used to spotlight where we are in our search process. You can visit the links on the left to see all phases, or read the HYA Portal Documents.

 

Selection Phase: November 6th - November 26th

On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, the School Board of Indian River County, in collaboration with the leadership and expertise of Hazard, Young and Attea (HYA), identified six semi-finalists as part of the superintendent search process. 

Our Board attributes a very successful search to the professionalism and experience of Dr. Browne and Dr. Adams. The six semi-finalists to be interviewed on November 14, 2019, include:

  • Brennan W. Asplen, III, Ed.D.: Dr. Asplen is currently serving as the Deputy Superintendent in St. Johns County School District in St. Augustine, Florida. According to Dr. Asplen’s resume, he has also served as an Associate Superintendent for Human Resources, High School Principal, also in St. Johns County, Florida, and Middle School Principal in Seminole County Public Schools, in Florida.
  • Margaret (Peggy) Aune, Ed.D.: Dr. Aune is currently serving as the Associate Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction for Collier County Public Schools in Naples, Florida. In addition, Dr. Aune has served as an Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Executive Director of Secondary Programs, Principal, and Coordinator of Human Resources, all in Collier County, Florida.
  • Michael J. Dunsmore, Ed.D.: Dr. Dunsmore is in his eleventh year as a Superintendent in North Carolina, formerly serving in Tyrrell County, and currently in Wayne County Public Schools. Other administrative experience includes Supervisor of Special Education in Pennsylvania.
  • Peter B. Licata, Ph.D.: Dr. Licata is currently serving as a Regional Superintendent for the School District of Palm Beach County, Florida. He has also served as an Assistant Superintendent/ Director of Choice and Innovation, Area Director of Quality Assurance, Director of Secondary Curriculum and Principal, all in Palm Beach County, Florida.
  • David K. Moore, Ed.D.: Dr. Moore is currently serving as Assistant Superintendent in Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Miami, Florida. Other administrative experience includes Administrative Director and High School Principal, all in Miami, Florida.
  • Randy Shearouse, Ph.D.: Dr. Shearouse has been serving as the Superintendent for the Effingham Board of Education in Springfield, Georgia for the past fourteen (14) years. He has also served as a High School Principal and Elementary School Principal, all in Springfield, Georgia.

The interview schedules are below:

Interview Schedule | Thursday

Time Candidate
 8:00 a.m.  -  9:00 a.m.  David Moore 
 9:10 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.  Randy Shearouse
 10:20 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.  Peggy Aune
 11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.  Lunch
 12:30  p.m. -  1:30  p.m.  Brennan Asplen
 1:40 p.m.  -   2:40 p.m.  Michael Dunsmore
 2:50 p.m. -   3:50 p.m.  Peter Licata
 3:50 p.m.-   4:30 p.m.  Discussion of Finalists for 11/16

Interview Sessions | Friday

MORNING SESSIONS
 

Laura Zorc
Office/TEC

Terri Barenborg
Superintendent's Conference Room

Dr. Mara Schiff
Finance Conference Room

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Applicant B
Office
Applicant A Applicant C
 11:10 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. Applicant A
Office
Applicant C Applicant B
 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Applicant C
TEC
Applicant B Applicant A

 

 

AFTERNOON SESSIONS
 

Tiffany Justice
Large Instructional Conference Room

Jackie Rosario
Mr. Fagan's Office or Finance Conference Room

Break
TEC

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. 

Applicant A
Large Instructional Conference Room

Applicant B
Finance Conference Room (Or Mr. Fagan's Office)
Applicant C
TEC
2:55 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Applicant C
Large Instructional Conference Room

Applicant A
Finance Conference Room
Applicant B
TEC
3:50 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.

Applicant B
Large Instructional Conference Room

Applicant C
Finance Conference Room
 Applicant A

Interview Sessions | Saturday (tentative)

Time Activity
 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Applicant A
 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  Applicant B
 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  Lunch
 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Applicant C
 3:30  Board Discussion, Direction to HYA and Next Steps

*All times and locations are tentative and subject to change.