Warren Drake could be next EBR Schools superintendent
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board selected former Zachary schools superintendent Warren Drake as its lone finalist for its open superintendent position.
Drake, who advances to a series of parent meetings and a school board vote, was chosen out of a pool of ten.
Drake was a principal of a school in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System before becoming the principal of a school in Zachary and eventually the superintendent of the independent school district there. He also held a position at the State Department of Education.
"Mr. Drake has some intangibles which put him really as the sole candidate," said board president David Tatman. "We discussed (all candidates) in great detail, but Mr. Drake emerged as the leader in this," Tatman said.
The board could hire Drake to replace Bernard Taylor in three weeks. Taylor's contract runs out at the end of the school year.