Editor's Note: The following information was provided by Criswell the campaign.

Phyllis Criswell is running as a Republican candidate for Putnam County Superintendent of Schools, she has been a lifelong resident of Putnam County.

Criswell graduated from Palatka South High School in 1972, earning an Associate Degree from the former St. Johns River Junior College, now St. Johns River State College. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Florida. She has also earned three Master's Degrees from the University of North Florida: Master of Educational Leadership, Master of Guidance and School Counseling, Master of Elementary Education.

Criswell has worked in the Putnam County School District since 1985. During my school district career, I have held the following positions in schools in Palatka, Interlachen and Crescent City: teacher, guidance counselor, assistant principal, principal, director of student services, assistant superintendent.