DeKalb County School District continues search for new superintendent
After hosting district-wide community input forums, the DeKalb County School Board is now in the next phase of its superintendent search, according to a DeKalb County School District (DCSD) press release.
The search comes after the previous superintendent, Stephen Green, announced his upcoming resignation. Green decided not to extend his contract beyond this academic year and planned to step down in June. But on Nov. 11, the School Board decided it was time to part ways with him and appointed an interim superintendent.
In partnership with BWP and Associates, a national search firm that specializes in identifying and presenting superintendent candidates to school boards, the Dekalb County School Board has made a public survey available on its website.
According to DCSD, all community members, including parents, staff, students, business partners, residents, and teachers, can take the anonymous survey here to “help shape search criteria for the next superintendent.” The survey is open until Nov. 20.
To ensure the “integrity and validity of the insights” collected through the search survey, BWP will ensure participants have taken the survey one time only and provide a means within the survey for participants to express additional feedback for inclusion in the final report.
Information received will be presented to the DCSD board, along with a draft profile of leadership characteristics for the next superintendent, by BWP in December.
Those interested in contributing to the search may complete the survey in any one of 16 available languages, either online or via a hard copy to submit to their local school.
A full search timeline can be also be found at the above website link.