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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Marion Schools leader finalist for Superintendent of the Year

Marion County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Diane Gullett is one of four finalists vying to become the Magnet Schools of America Superintendent of the Year, and she is in need of community votes.

Last month, 41 superintendents were included in the bracket-style competition, representing school districts all across the United States.

In her previous rounds, Dr. Gullett successfully beat out districts in Houston, Texas; Durham, North Carolina; and Clayton County, Georgia. She is joined in the final four by three other superintendents who also represent Florida school districts.

Those superintendents represent Miami-Dade County, Hillsborough County, and Pasco County.

As part of the competition and National Magnet School Month, which was recognized in March, Dr. Gullett has already received a $500 cash prize that will help start a new artificial intelligence-based magnet program in Marion County Public Schools.

Marion County Public School officials and students accept $500 towards a new, AI-magnet program.
Marion County Public School officials and students accept $500 towards a new, AI-magnet program.

The superintendent who wins the entire competition will receive $2,500 for their district.

The finalists will attend the National Conference on Magnet Schools in New York City next week, where Dr. Gullet will present as part of a panel. After her presentation, the winner will be announced.

Voting for the final four candidates opened on Wednesday, April 10, and will run through Friday, April 12.

To cast your vote in support of Dr. Diane Gullett, visit the Magnet Schools of America Superintendent of the Year competition.