The panel is picking members to replace the six school board members suspended by Deal on Feb. 25.
Applicants should send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. on March 6.
The applicants will be considered to replace Sarah Copelin-Wood, District 3; Jesse "Jay" Cunningham, District 5; Donna Edler, District 7, Nancy Jester, District 1; Dr. Pam Speaks, District 8; and Dr. Eugene Walker, District 9.
Adults interested in the positions should send the following information by 5 p.m. on March 6:
1. Legal name, contact information and home address
2. District seat for which one is applying
3. Resume, CV or brief biography
4. Statement of interest
The nominating panel is chaired by state Board of Education member Kenneth Mason. The other members are former state school board member Jim Bostic; Garry McGibbony, the Georgia Department of Education associate superintendent of Policy and Charter Schools; Alicia Philip, president of the nonprofit Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta; and Georgia Power’s region external affairs manager Sadie Dennard, who represents the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce. Dennard is a former Atlanta Public Schools board member and a former president of the Georgia School Boards Association.
Deal also appointed former DeKalb Board member Brad Bryant as his liaison to the DeKalb School Board and interim Superintendent Michael Thurmond. Bryant is executive director of the Georgia Foundation for Education for the Georgia Department of Education.
The suspended DeKalb School Board members are challenging in federal court the law that gave Deal authority to replace them. A hearing is set for Friday at 2 p.m. before U.S. District Court Judge Richard Story.
Story signed an order preventing Deal from removing the members before the hearing.