Update From Superintendent Search Liaison Representatives

Rick Callihan, District 1 Rep, Owner/CEO AmeriGlo

The liasion group has met twice to discuss the process of hiring a new superintendent. The process is now in the recruiting and screening stage, with an April 10 application deadline. Our group will meet again in late April to narrow the field, and present these candidates to the board.
Al Tiede, At Large Rep, Owner/CEO Horizon Windows & Doors

As of March 13th, PROACT, the search company enlisted by DCSD for the Superintendent search, had received over 100 inquiries and in excess of 60 official applications. The application deadline for all candidates is April 10.
The Community Liaison Group has met twice to become familiarized with the process and timelines.
Next steps: The top 25 candidates will be presented to the Community Liaison Group on April 23, 2015. Following that meeting the top 8-12 candidates will be presented to the School Board. The remaining steps will include finalist interviews, and deliberation and selection of the new Superintendent by the School Board .

Marketing and Recruiting: Based on final position profile/job description

  • Local/state regional/national newspapers
  • Other education publications and websites
  • E-mails, letters, calls, and face to face visits to referral sources and potential candidates
March 2, 2015
Requested application due date. April 10, 2015
Pre-screen, screen and interview applicants using position profile/job description. February & March, 2015
Present confidential candidate materials to liaison group for review and determination of those semi finalists to interview. This will include top 20 candidates.Proact will then submit top candidates, as per the firm and liaison group, for consideration. April, 2015
Full Board conduct first round interviews. (Proact On Site) Week of April 13
Determine finalists and conduct comprehensive background checks Week of April 20
Full Board Interviews with finalists, Community Engagement Liaison Committee interviews, public interviews (Proact On Site) Early May, 2015
Name new Superintendent; negotiate contract May, 2015

One response to “Update From Superintendent Search Liaison Representatives

  1. The Community Liaison Group met today via conference call. Here is our summary: The deadline for DeKalb Superintendent application is April 10,2015. To date ProAct Search has received 83 applications. Geographically, the applications from the East, the South, the Midwest, and West Coast are close to evenly split. Over half the candidates have indicated 20+ years of relevant work experience. The top candidates will be presented to the community liaison group on April 23, 2015. The top 8-12 candidates will be presented to the school board later on that same day.
    I will keep you posted as we progress.
    Al Tiede