Candidate for Zachary superintendent withdraws
ZACHARY - One of three finalists for superintendent of the Zachary Community School District has withdrawn as a candidate for the post.
School system spokeswoman Adonica Duggan says Michelle Clayton, who had been the district's curriculum and academic accountability director, gave the School Board written notice of her decision Monday.
Clayton says the other two candidates, Director of Operations Scott Devillier and Port Hudson Career Academy Principal Patrick Jenkins, each has "outstanding leadership capabilities and incredible compassion for children." The Advocate reports the board voted last week to call all three back for a second round of public interviews on Oct. 16.
The board hopes to name a successor to Superintendent Warren Drake, who took a job with the state Department of Education, by Oct. 25.