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Dr. Diana Greene Chosen as Deputy Superintendent for Manatee Schools

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BRADENTON -- Dr. Diana Greene was the Manatee County School Board's number two choice in a 29-person national superintendent search, but she was new superintendent Rick Mills's first choice for deputy superintendent for instruction. At Monday's meeting, the board unanimously approved Mills's selection of Greene, along with Don Hall as Deputy Superintendent of Operations.

Greene, who held an equivalent position in Marion County prior to being named as a finalist in the Manatee County search, was seen as a dynamic candidate with a very high ceiling, in terms of potential when she interviewed for the top post. One of the youngest candidates in the search, Dr. Greene brought a strong record of bridging achievement gaps, and was spoken of very favorably by those who had worked with her.


The two approvals set in place key components of Mills's recently approved reorganization plan. Greene's position replaces a similar role that had been held by assistant superintendent Bob Gagnon, who will reportedly face charges in connection with the Manatee High sex scandal. Hall's position replaces one previously held by Scott Martin, whom Mills has said will stay on as district attorney. 


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