SILVER CREEK - The search for a new superintendent of schools at Silver Creek Central School is under way.
The school board invites all members of the school community to attend a meeting on March 1 in the High School Auditorium from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to assist it in establishing direction for the selection process for the new superintendent of schools. The board is facing the most important task of replacing its chief school officer.
The first, and probably the most important, part of the process is to identify the personal and professional qualities and experiences that the Silver Creek school community would like the new superintendent to possess. At this meeting, community members will have an opportunity to meet one or more of the search consultants from School Leadership, LLC which has been engaged by the board to assist it in the search.
The consultants will describe the process and estimated timetable for conducting the search. The remainder of the meeting will be devoted to hearing participant responses to three prompts:
(1) From your perspective, what would attract a highly qualified educator to seek the position of Superintendent of Schools in our school district?;
(2) What do you see as some of the major leadership challenges that the new Superintendent of Schools will face over the next three to five years?; and
(3) What types of prior experiences and personal and professional qualities would you hope the new superintendent will have?
Information from this meeting, and from other meetings with members of the Silver Creek school community, will be synthesized into a set of search specifications that the board anticipates approving at its meeting on March 14. These specifications will then guide the Board of Education as it undertakes the search for the new Superintendent of Schools.
If you are unable to attend this meeting, you are encouraged to respond to a questionnaire at www.surveymonkey.com/s/silvercreek.