Our Next Superintendent

Superintendent Search

  • The School Board of Manatee County is searching for a new Superintendent of Schools. The Florida School Boards Association has been retained to assist in conducting this comprehensive and inclusive search to find the best candidate to lead our schools.

    To ensure transparency and accessibility, information and updates related to the Superintendent Search will be posted in this section as it becomes available.



Finalists Feedback Survey

  • The Finalist Feedback Survey is closed.

    Community members and district employees were invited to share their thoughts about the three candidates via an anonymous survey that was available from Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 9am through Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 9pm.

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Meet the Finalists

  • The community and SDMC employees had an opportunity to meet the Finalists personally during a Community Meet & Greet that took place on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. Thank you Manatee Education Foundation for sponsoring this special event.

Watch the Interviews

  • The Finalists were interviewed during a special School Board Workshop on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. The meeting was originally broadcast live on MSTV, but you can watch the recording. To watch a specific interview, simply advance the video to the indicated time. Interview order was based on application order.

    Watch the Superintendent Finalists Board Interviews

    Scott Schneider  (starts at 0:03:25)

    Dr. Jason Wysong  (starts at 1:26:50)

    Doug Wagner  (starts at 2:52:04)




  • Finalists were selected during the School Board Workshop on April 28, 2023.

    Applicants are not "ranked". Numbers reflect the order in which the applications were received.