Rynberg withdraws from process to name new Sarasota County superintendent of schools

Former Indian River District assistant superintendent cites personal reasons

Andrew Rynberg. Image courtesy Indian River School District
Andrew Rynberg. Image courtesy Indian River School District

One of the four finalists invited to interview for the position of Sarasota County superintendent of schools — Andrew Rynberg — has withdrawn his application, the district announced on Sept. 26.

A former assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction with the Indian River County School District — headquartered in Vero Beach — Rynberg notified the Sarasota district by letter on the afternoon of Sept. 23, a news release says. He wrote that he had personal reasons for that decision, the release adds.

The Sarasota County School Board has scheduled interviews for the superintendent’s position with three other candidates: Mark Porter, superintendent of the Monroe County School District; Brennan Asplen III, deputy superintendent for academic and student services with the St. Johns County School District; and Todd Bowden, executive director of career and adult education for the Sarasota County Schools, the release notes.

The interviews are scheduled for Oct. 12 and 13, with a public reception at Riverview High School the evening of Oct. 13. The School Board plans to appoint the new superintendent on Oct. 18, the release adds.

The new superintendent will succeed Lori White, who is scheduled to retire on Feb. 28, 2017.