Superintendent Finalists’ Interview Schedule

The Escambia County School Board has announced the schedule for the Superintendent Selection Finalists’ interviews and virtual “Meet and Greet” interviews for this Thursday, August 27, 2020.

Both sessions will be available for viewing by the community three ways:


SUPERINTENDENT FINALIST INTERVIEWS: Each finalist will have one and a half hours to be interviewed by the School Board as a panel. The schedule will be:

  • 8:30 AM: Interview – Dr. Earl Johnson
  • 10:30 AM: Interview – Keith Rittel
  • 1:15 PM: Interview – Dr. Timothy Smith
  • 3:15 PM: Interview – Keith Leonard

The Community Meet and Greet reception has been replaced with interviews set for Thursday evening that will also be available for viewing all three ways listed above. The Community will be invited to submit their questions by visiting the District’s Homepage,, on August 27th and using the link to a short survey form.

SUPERINTENDENT FINALISTS’ “Meet and Greet” INTERVIEWS: Each finalist will have 15 minutes to answer questions submitted by members of the community that day by using the survey link on the district’s homepage. The schedule will be:

  • 6:20 PM: Dr. Earl Johnson
  • 6:40 PM: Keith Rittel
  • 7:00 PM: Dr. Timothy Smith
  • 7:20 PM: Keith Leonard

Finalists’ applications, as well as their written and video recorded answers to a set of questions, are still available on:

The finalists will also meet one at a time with each School Board member on Friday, August 28. The Board members will then meet on September 1, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. to select the new Escambia County School Superintendent. That meeting will also be available for viewing as described above.