Armed with input from education officials, advocates and community members, the search for New London's new superintendent is entering the next phase.
The criteria for a new superintendent has been established, and input from the community was gathered during a series of stakeholder meetings and through an online form.
On Monday, search committee members met with the district's consultant, Sharon Cox of McPherson & Jacobson LLC, to review the stakeholder input summary, develop interview questions, and discuss the logistics of the interview process.
The full stakeholder input report is available online. We've embedded it with this article, too.The deadline to apply for the superintendent job is March 17. After that date, the consultants will begin reviewing the completed files and evaluating the candidates against the established criteria and stakeholders’ interests. The consultants will be conducting extensive background checks on the candidates, the district said. All applications will remain confidential until the new hire is announced.
The superintendent position is being advertised via The American Association of School Administrators, Education Week, the McPherson & Jacobson website, and an announcement has been sent to state school board and superintendent associations throughout the United States, according to the district.
On April 8, consultants will meet with the search committee to review applicants and facilitate the committee’s selection of final candidates to be interviewed.
Superintendent Search Timeline
- April 8: The search committee will select finalists to interview.
- April 15-16: Finalist interviews
- By May 1: The school board will select the new superintendent.
- July 1: Projected start date of the new superintendent.
After the superintendent has been hired, Sharon Cox will facilitate a Board of Education/Superintendent workshop to assist in the establishment of first-year performance objectives for the new superintendent.