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Superintendent Search

Special School District of St. Louis County Stakeholders:

The Special School District of St. Louis County Board of Education is seeking your input as we begin the important responsibility of hiring a new superintendent. The Board has contracted with School Exec Connect to facilitate the search process.

Dr. Antoinette Johns, Dr. Sarah Riss and Dr. Harry Rossi represent School Exec Connect. Team members will meet with SSD Board members, school district staff, parents/guardians, students, partner district superintendents, partner district board of education members and community members individually and/or in focus groups to determine SSD’s strengths, challenges and achievement goals, and the characteristics or skills you would like to see in the new superintendent. 

Additionally, our staff and community members will have the opportunity to give confidential written feedback to the consultants via an online survey.  Using this information, we will develop a profile of the desired skills and characteristics in the next superintendent.

  • The position will be advertised, and candidates will be recruited, from Jan. 1, 2019, to March 9, 2019
     
  • On March 25, 2019, the SSD Board and consultants will meet to review and select candidates to be initially interviewed. 

  • The Board will interview four to seven recommended candidates on March 26 and March 27, 2019. On March 27, the Board will narrow the field to two or three finalists.

  • Each finalist will be invited for an interview process on April 1, April 2, and April 3, 2019, if needed. Interviews will be conducted by the SSD Board of Education and candidates will be assessed using criteria developed as a result of the feedback obtained from the focus groups and online survey. 

  • We, the SSD Board of Education, will narrow the choice to one final candidate at the end of the last day’s interview. We plan to act on the new superintendent’s contract at a Board meeting in April 2019.
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Click the applicable link below to share your feedback via the online survey. All replies will be confidential. Please complete the survey by Jan. 31, 2019.

Please feel free to contact Antoinette Johns (612.309.1511), Sarah Riss (314.575.8942), or Harry Rossi (847.370.8956) if you have any questions regarding the search. 

We look forward to your assistance in this search process and believe that your input will help us make the best possible choice for your next superintendent.

Sincerely,
Board of Education, Special School District of St. Louis County

Ms. Jan Goodman, President Mr. Curtis Faulkner, Director
Mr. John Koeper, Vice-President Ms. Peg Lestina, Director
Ms. Juli Brown, Director Dr. Joan Zavitsky, Director
Dr. Dan Cuneo, Director  
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calendar icon Two community meetings have been scheduled to gather feedback. They are open to the public.
  • Jan. 8, 2019 – 7-8:30 p.m.
    Northview High School
    1520 Derhake Road
    Florissant, MO 63033
  • Jan. 10, 2019 – 7-8:30 p.m.
    South Technical High School
    12721 West Watson Road
    St. Louis, MO 63127


survey icon Share your feedback with the search consultants via the online survey by clicking on a link below.

All replies will be confidential. Please complete the survey by Jan. 31, 2019.


For questions regarding the superintendent search, contact a member of the School Exec Connect team:


arrow icon Apply for the position through the School Exec Connect website.


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