LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education member Lottie Beebe is in the small pool of three educators seeking the superintendent of St. Martin Parish School's job.

Applicants also include former Pointe Coupee Parish Superintendent Daniel Rawls and Charles Michel, Lafourche parish supervisor of special education.

Since 2010, Rawls has worked as principal of Stephensville Elementary School in St. Martin Parish.

James Blanchard, St. Martin Parish School Board president, tells The Advocate the school board could make its choice by January if it moves up its interviews to before the Christmas break.

Blanchard said the board had considered conducting interviews in January, but moving up the timeline would allow more time for the new hire to train with Superintendent Richard Lavergne, who retires June 30.