OCPS selects new superintendent

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Update: Deputy Superintendent Maria Vazquez was named the new superintendent of Orange County Public Schools Tuesday evening.

Vazquez was named to the position after a unanimous vote, though several members expressed their desire for the other finalist, Peter Licata.

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Orange County Public Schools is one step closer to naming its new superintendent.

The current superintendent, Barbara Jenkins, announced her retirement in February after a decade in the role.

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The district started its search with 15 applicants before deciding on two finalists.

The candidates, Maria Vazquez and Peter Licata, were interviewed by board members on June 21.

READ: OCPS superintendent Barbara Jenkins announces retirement

Vazquez is currently the deputy superintendent in Orange County.

Licata is the regional superintendent in Palm Beach County.

READ: Orange County Public Schools name semi-finalists for superintendent position

School leaders plan to announce a decision at their board meeting Tuesday evening.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.