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Dr. Allison Foster Named Interim Superintendent of Sarasota County Schools

Dr. Allison Foster Named Interim Superintendent of Sarasota County Schools

Sarasota County, FL, February 8, 2023 – During its 6:00 p.m. meeting on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, the Sarasota County School Board voted 5:0 to appoint the district’s Executive Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations – Dr. Allison Foster – as Interim Superintendent.

Dr. Foster will serve in this capacity until the School Board conducts a search & appoints a new Superintendent. Foster’s appointment comes after the School Board voted 5:0 during their December 13, 2022, meeting to appoint Chris Renouf – the school district’s Assistant Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer – as Acting Superintendent.

A Statement from Interim Superintendent Dr. Allison Foster: “It is an honor and privilege to be appointed as the Interim Superintendent of Sarasota County Schools. As a lifelong resident of Sarasota, I have been involved in the school system in nearly every capacity: as a student, teacher, administrator, and parent. I look forward to working collaboratively with our School Board members, teachers, staff, families, and community partners to further the success of our students. The district is poised to end this school year on a strong note – we greatly appreciate the community’s continued support of our students, teachers, and staff members.”

Dr. Foster has spent her twenty-six-year career in education working exclusively for Sarasota County Schools. Before assuming her current position as Executive Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations, she served as the Principal of Phillippi Shores Elementary School. Dr. Foster has also served as the Assistant Principal of Toledo Blade Elementary School and Gulf Gate Elementary School, a gifted education teacher at Ashton Elementary School, and a mathematics teacher at Laurel Nokomis School.


Headshot of Dr. Allison Foster