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CCSD Board moving forward in Superintendent search after finalist annoucement

Terri Breeden, Lisa Herring, and Gerrita Postlewait. (Source: CCSD) Terri Breeden, Lisa Herring, and Gerrita Postlewait. (Source: CCSD)
CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

In the next few weeks parents, faculty and staff will have the chance to meet with the three finalists for Charleston County School Superintendent.

That announcement was made this morning by the Board of Trustees.

The three female candidates are Dr. Terri Breeden, Assistant Superintendent for Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia, Dr. Lisa Herring, Deputy Superintendent for CCSD, and Dr. Gerrita Postlewait, the former Horry County Superintendent.

Dr. Terri Breeden is the newest face to the superintendent search, while the other two have been in the loop since the beginning.

Now it's up to the Board of Trustees to make the decision for who will take over the position.

"We want people who have done this well before," Cindy Bohn-Coats, Chair of the Charleston County School District Board of Trustees, said Thursday. “These were the three that were the best in the Board's opinion."

Dr. Breeden, Dr. Herring, and Dr. Postlewait will now go through more in-depth interviews with the Board. That includes a day long walk-through of how the district works. It will take place on June 22, 23, and 24.

"They'll be meeting with various staff, teachers, Teacher of the Year round table group, Associate Superintendents," Bohn-Coats said.

Those days also offer the opportunity for you as parents to get to know the candidates.There will be a public meet and greet in the afternoon for them.

That schedule will be announced on Tuesday.

"The feedback we want is [from parents],” Bohn-Coats said. “We've seen the resumes, we've seen their experience levels, we know where they've worked before. I think the district should do some looking around."

In the meantime other employment details are being worked out like background and reference checks.

While there was some tension across the board during the search process, Bohn-Coats says creating questions to ask the candidates was a group effort.

"Michael Miller was the first to say it, but we were all very adamant and it was great... Don't tell us what you're going to do,” Bohn-Coats said. “Tell us what you have done."

The Board hopes to name a new Superintendent by July first.

According to the Wayde Byard, the public information officer for Loudoun County Public Schools, Dr. Terri Breeden is not allowed to speak to the media at this point in the Superintendent search.

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