May 2 2017

Millennium High School Seeks a New Principal

Resignation, Public Involvement, Selection Process –

Millennium High School Principal Sati Shah was appointed as the High School Principal & Associate Superintendent at Mt. Shasta High School in the Siskiyou Union High School District, beginning July 1, 2017.

Principal Shah helped to provide a smooth transition for students and staff when he stepped into the role of Principal at Millennium High School in 2015. He quickly focused on community-building and strengthening the culture at MHS. Principal Shah also provided key leadership in the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards and course pathways and assisted in developing the Connected Learning 1:1 Chromebook program.

“While this is a tremendous loss for Millennium High School and PUSD, I wish to congratulate Sati on this exciting new chapter in his professional life. Mt. Shasta High School is a great fit for Principal Shah as he and his family spend considerable time in the Mt. Shasta area,” said Superintendent Booker. “Sati will be sorely missed by students, parents, and staff alike. He’s made a tremendous impact on the school that will be challenging to replace. I personally want to express my thanks for Sati’s dedication and leadership of Millennium High School for the past 2 years,” continued Booker.

The District will facilitate a process to advertise, interview, and select a new MHS Principal for the 2017-18 school year.

~~~ Selection Process for MHS Principal ~~~

The advertising of a Principal position across the country is facilitated via local, state and national papers/sites, including colleges and universities and school districts. ACSA (Association of California School Administrators) produces a well-read and broadly distributed publication called the Ed-CAL where all districts publish job postings.

The District will publish the position posting on May 1st on The MHS Principal is a 0.6FTE administrative position. To help round-out the position to full-time in order to attract qualified candidates, the District will also post a 0.4FTE Adult Education Principal. The selected candidate will assume the responsibilities of both positions.

Below is a link to the position brochure that is sent to colleges, universities, county offices of education, and school across the state.

Due date for applications: May 19, 2017.

~~~ Community Engagement ~~~

It is important that the community of educators, students, and families have an opportunity to provide the District with input as to the desired traits and educational vision of the next MHS Principal.

Superintendent Booker will meet with administrators, staff, parents, and students during the month of May to gather their input as to the desired traits and educational vision of the next MHS Principal.

Staff: May 12, 2017 – 8:00am Staff Meeting

Students: May 5, 2017 – 1:20pm

Parents: May 16, 2017 – 7pm – Room #47

Recognizing that not all families, staff, and students can/will attend the input meetings, an online survey/feedback tool has been developed for all constituents to be able to provide input as to the traits, qualifications and educational vision desired in the next MHS Principal.

Click here to access the survey:
The input gathered from the meetings and the online survey/feedback tool will be provided to the Piedmont Unified School District Board of Education and the Interview Committee.

~~~ Interview Process ~~~

The first round of interviews will include representatives from teachers, classified staff, administrators, students, parents, and a Board Member. The interview committee is comprised of the following participants:

(1) Superintendent
(3) MHS Teachers
(1) MHS Counselor
(1) MHS Classified Staff (2) MHS Students

(1) Director
(1) School Site Administrator
(3) MHS Parents
(1) Adult Education Representative (1) Board Member
14 Members

The District will work with the MHS Parents’ Club Presidents to determine which parents serve on the committee. The District will also work with union leadership to determine which teachers and classified staff serve on the committee. Lastly, the District will work collaboratively with the MHS Associated Study Body (ASB) Leadership Class to determine which 2 students serve on the committee.

This first interview will occur on May 26th and typically lasts a full day. Prior to the 1st interview, when the interview committee has been selected, the District will send out an email to the group, giving them the executive summary from the community/student/staff feedback survey and asking each of them to bring sample interview questions that we can discuss as a full interview team. The first part of the morning will be spent jointly developing interview questions for the candidates.

At the end of the 1st round of interviews, the committee will make a recommendation to the Superintendent of their top candidates.

The District will schedule a 2nd round of interviews on May 30th for the top candidates to meet with the Superintendent. The Board of Education will also interview the top candidates.

The target date for a final decision by the Board of Education is June 14th, 2017. This will provide adequate time for a positive transition in preparation of the start date of July 1, 2017.

From the Office of the Superintendent – 760 Magnolia Avenue – Piedmont, CA 94611 – 510.594.2614

May 1, 2017

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