Feb 8 2015

Community Input Results for New Superintendent

The HYA Executive Search consultant has reported on the Leadership Profile for the new Superintendent developed from the online survey, individual interviews and focus groups.  The many ideas were summarized in the report as follows:

– Foster a positive professional climate of mutual trust and respect among faculty, staff and administrators.
– Recruit, employ, evaluate, and retain effective personnel throughout the District and its schools.
– Have a clear vision of what is required to provide exemplary educational services and implement
effective change.
– Effectively plan and manage the long‐term financial health of the District.
– Listen to and effectively represent the interests and concerns of students, staff, parents, and community members.
In summation, the report states:

The District is looking for a strong, confident, articulate leader who exhibits the desire and ability to work collaboratively with all constituents in a highly performing district in a small community with involved, demanding and supportive parents. This person will work with the Board, staff and community to ensure a vision of rigorous educational excellence with an embedded balance of well‐being for all students. To do this the new superintendent must have a strong foundation in current best practices in curriculum and instruction including STEM and the integration of technology.

All members of the community are seeking a leader who builds a climate of mutual respect and trust and is open to ideas from staff, parents and community members to better the educational program for students. This individual should have experience as a teacher and administrator, worked successfully with school boards and with certificated and classified unions. The community’s interest is in a new superintendent who is comfortable with collaborative decision making processes, bringing disparate ideas together with a definitive well‐communicated plan, yet willing when necessary to make difficult decisions in the best interest of children without full consensus.
Click here to read the complete consultant report prepared for the Board of Education.
The matter will be considered at the Board meeting of February 11, starting at 7:00 p.m. held in the City Council Chambers, 120 Vista Avenue.  The meeting open to the public will be broadcast on KCOM Channel 27 and on the Piedmont website. 

To view Board agenda packets and background material online, go to: www.piedmont.k12.ca.us . Go to “Board of Education” link, scroll down to “Agendas & Minutes.” Video streaming of Board Meetings can be accessed at the same web site. Go to “Board of Education” link, and scroll down to “Video Streaming”. Click on meeting of your choice.

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