Florence District One finalizes superintendent candidates

Updated: It was announced on March 19 that Scott Mercer has withdrawn his name from consideration.

Florence School District One has released the names of the four candidates being considered for superintendent.

The district had the South Carolina School Boards Association conduct a nation-wide search.

The Florence One School Board has been conducting interviews with candidates during this past week.

The candidates are: Angela Bain, Ph.D., Chief Human Resources Officer of School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties, Irmo; Scott J. Mercer, Ph.D., Superintendent of Spartanburg School District Two, Boiling Springs; Terri Mozingo, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent, Research and Accountability, Durham Public Schools, Durham, North Carolina; and James Winbush, Ed.D., Associate Superintendent, Innovation Zone Learning Community, Charleston County School District, Charleston.

During the next phase of the process, candidates will return to Florence for interviews and a chance to meet with the public.

Each of the community meet and greet sessions will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center (PAC), on the following dates: Monday, March 17th; Monday, March 24th; Monday, March 31st; and Monday, April 7th. Candidates will appear separately at the PAC each evening and will be afforded an opportunity to provide 10 minute remarks which will be followed by a question and answer session. Stewart said that the public is encouraged to participate in meeting the candidates.

The start date for the new superintendent is expected to be no later than July 1, 2014.