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Duval spends over 4 million on 37 superintenedent assistants

From formerblogger

Here is the 37-member cabinet of the Duval County Public Schools.

Ayars, Doug, Chief Operating Officer (159,116)
Ballentine, Tim, Executive Director, Instructional Improvement & Support (93,720)
Bellamy, Tony, Chief of High Schools (126,600)
Budd, Jill, Executive Director of Leadership Development (109,600)
Byrd, Jackie, Chief of Schools (143,000)
Coker-Daniel, Kelly, Executive Director of Middle Schools (106,000)
Chastain, Karen Chief Legal Officer (150,000)
Daniels, Carol, Executive Director of Professional Development (109,600)
Davis, Addison, Chief of Middle Schools (126,000)
Davis, Carolyn, Chief of Elementary Cluster 1 (126,000)
Dennis, Lawrence, Executive Director/Turnaround Specialist of Middle Schools ($126,607)
Ford, David, Executive Director, General Services/Risk Management (93,009)
Girardeau, Carolyn, Executive Director, High School Programs (97,878)
Granger, Lillie, Executive Director of Elementary Cluster 2 (106,000)
Hague, Sally, Executive Director, School Choice & Pupil Assignment Operations (83,308)
Jackson, Josephine, Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion (77,008)
Johnson, Jill Director of Communications (80,000)
Johnson, Sylvia, Executive Director/Turnaround Specialist of Elementary Cluster 2 (109,910.95)
Langley, Barbara, Chief Operating Officer, Schultz Center (126,000)
Legutko, Susan, Executive Director of Federal Programs (88,630)
LeRoy, Kathy, Chief Academic Officer (126,600)
Lingren, Amy, Executive Director of Elementary Cluster 1 (115,000)
Manabat, Stephanie, Executive Director of Elementary Cluster 2 (100,000)
Mobley, Phil, Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Programming (77,000)
Reddick, Kenneth, Executive Director/Turnaround Specialist of High Schools (114,000)
Renfro, Paula, Executive Director of Elementary Cluster 2 (106,000)
Riddick, Cheryl, Director, Community & Family Engagement (90,000)
Roziers, Larry, Executive Director of High Schools (114,000)
Roziers, Pearl, Executive Director/Turnaround Specialist of Elementary Cluster 1 (106,000)
Schultz, Victoria, Executive Director of High Schools (114,000)
Soares, Paul, Chief Officer, Operations Support (126,607)
Stahlman, Terri, Chief of Instructional Technology (127,600)
Strickland, Randall, Chief of Elementary Cluster 2 (126,600)
Walker, Beverly, Executive Director of Elementary Cluster 1 (106,000)
Young, Sonita, Chief Human Resource Officer (130,000)
Lee Legutko, Chief Financial Officer (120,000)
Brian McDuffie, Executive Director of Policy and Compliance (97,000)


  1. I am not surprised. The public schools in the US are a gigantic waste. Many states like New York have more school administrators and staff than all of the European economic community combined. I'm not sure how Florida compares, but I am pretty sure its almost as bad. If we fired 8 out of every ten of these assistants and administrators we'd probably see unbelievable improvements in our schools. More money would actually go toward the students and teachers.

  2. Over a quarter century ago, I began teaching in this district. At that time, there were two people that supervised elementary schools, Dr Snyder and Ken Emanuel. One person supervised high schools, Jim Regans. One person supervised elementary staffing, one person supervised secondary staffing, one person supervised HR. One person supervised each subject are discipline taught in schools. These administrators were paid more in line with the salary of a high school principal. No Shultz center or its staff. We met at schools for professional development. No PR staff, The attorney handled it. All offices were out of a the district office or later in the early 90s, some moved to a school. I believe there were only about 5 assistant super intendents. All the remaining staff personnel were certificated personnel were on the salary scale as teachers. Most supervisory staff had over 20 years in the school system and came up through the ranks. Very few were out of county not alone new to the profession. Outside of legal, financial, and facilities all were educators with education credentials to prove it. Not now. That is why there are so many failed policies and practices in place now. Now serving themselves and justifing their positions takes precidence of serving the children of the community. They keep the public at bay through grade inflation, grade recovery, non enforcment of the code of student conduct. They place students in classes that they do not need or want, teaching them little, and using this statistical maneuvering to bolster their school grade with classes shallow in content, but high title. This is apparent with classes such as an algebra 2 honors class which has less content and accountability than the standard algebra 1 class of 25 years ago. It is now the business model. It is being corrupted to the magnituded of the for profit schools and wall street hedge fund bankers. This is what happens when self centered people enter a selfless profession. They manipulate data to give the appearance of success, when in reality students are awarded diplomas not worth the paper it is printed on. They justify their position by implementing programs sold to them and upon the failure of the program, they reduce the accountability of the students to maintain the appearance of success or redefine what success is or even what the academic discipline such as algebra 2 is.