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Collier County School Board names Dr. Leslie Ricciardelli new superintendent

Collier County Public Schools selects new superintendent
Posted at 6:38 PM, Apr 26, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-04 05:08:11-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — The District School Board of Collier County voted 3-2 to make Dr. Leslie Ricciardelli the next superintendent.

The board held a special school board meeting to vote on the issue Wednesday night. The decision was made after more than four hours of public comment.

Dr. Ricciardelli takes the position over candidate Mr. Charles Van Zant, Jr., who previously worked in the Clay County School District.

Dr. Ricciardelli was appointed interim superintendent last December, following the removal of Dr. Kamela Patton.

The second round of interviews for the final two candidates was held last week.