Dr. Mulford and Dr. Porter

The Fayetteville Board of Education has scheduled two special meetings to interview two candidates for the superintendent’s position: 

  • Monday, March 6, 5:15 p.m.: The school board will interview Dr. Jonathan Mulford, who currently serves as Deputy Superintendent of Operations for the Springfield Public Schools in Springfield, MO.

  • Wednesday, March 8, 5:15 p.m.: The school board will interview Dr. Jeannine Porter, who is currently Chief of Marketing, Communications & Strategic Initiatives for the Irving Independent School District in Irving, TX.

Dr. Mulford and Dr. Porter were in the original group of six applicants who were selected to be interviewed by the school board during the first round of Zoom interviews on January 23 through January 25. 

Both special meetings will be held at the McClinton Administration Building at 1000 W. Bulldog Blvd. The interviews will be conducted in executive session. 

The new superintendent will assume their duties on July 1, 2023. Superintendent Dr. John L Colbert will retire in June of 2023, concluding a historic 47-year career with Fayetteville Public Schools.