He said the ideal candidate will have proven leadership skills and management ability, lots of teaching experience in public schools, He or she should be comfortable collaborating with teachers to improve education and be in favor of collective bargaining.
In addition, Forkner said the next superintendent should have solid grant writing abilities and be experienced working with data since that’s become such an important factor in assessing student and school success over the past several years.
While not speaking for her colleagues, board member Stephanie Moran said her vision of the ideal candidate is someone who has an aptitude for both leadership and management, integrity, honest and transparency.
In addition, she said the ideal candidate must be committed to Anderson, and able and willing to tout Anderson’s education story and communicate to stakeholders that “we are able to produce high levels of very competent, experienced, work-ready graduates with character and integrity,” Moran said.
After Saturday’s interviews, Gale said, the trustees will seek additional public comments about prospective superintendent qualifications at its next meeting on Feb. 11.
He said the board hopes to name a new superintendent in March.
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