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Interviews taking place for vacant Lakewood AD job

By DENNIS BRUNSON
dennis@theitem.com
Posted 6/3/20

Interviews are currently taking place to fill the vacant athletic director position at Lakewood High School, and there are reportedly 10 people who are being considered for the job.

The Sumter Item has learned from an anonymous source that the …

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Interviews taking place for vacant Lakewood AD job

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Interviews are currently taking place to fill the vacant athletic director position at Lakewood High School, and there are reportedly 10 people who are being considered for the job.

The Sumter Item has learned from an anonymous source that the list includes five current Sumter School District employees, one former district employee and four applicants who are currently employed at other schools. One of those four is a former district employee

Shelly Galloway, the district's executive director of communication and community engagement, said that some interviews have already taken place with others yet to come.

"We are currently bringing forward the most qualified candidates for interviews, which are taking place in person while complying with social distancing standards and the use of personal protective gear (because of the coronavirus pandemic)," Galloway said in a statement from the district.

She didn't say when an announcement would be made, only that it would come after the candidate is approved by the district board.

The position came open when Frankie Ward resigned to become the baseball head coach at Lugoff-Elgin High. Ward had been the school's athletic director for six years.