Specifications for the Superintendent Search

Board of Education Adopts Specifications for the Superintendent Search

At the February 25, 2020 Regular Meeting, the East Rochester Board of Education accepted the Specification Development Report developed by its consultants and adopted the specifications that will be used to screen and make decisions about the candidacy of applicants. 

These specifications were the result of data collected from focus group meetings on February 03 and an online survey, both conducted by the consultants from School Leadership, LLC.  Dr. Howard Smith and Mr. Michael DeMott, met with approximately 57 different people in five Board –designated stakeholder groups which included high school students; building and District administrators; faculty and staff; representatives from the Alumni Foundation; and community residents in an open forum.  In addition, the consultants reviewed the analysis of an online survey which was active for 30 days and which enlisted responses from 136 individuals.  

Based upon the data collected from these meetings and the online the Board has determined that the ideal candidate will be:

A respected and successful educator with classroom teaching and building and/or central office administrative experiences, who has demonstrated the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with all constituencies, making decisions grounded in the best interest of students and the school community.

A school administrator with an understanding of the finance and human resource functions who can advise, oversee and/or conduct related activities providing ongoing leadership by charting a reasonable and thoughtful approach to challenges in both areas facing the District.

A creative thinker and visionary who will work with the Board of Education and the school community to facilitate a strategic planning process for determining priorities and focus for the work of the staff. 

A proven instructional leader who will embrace cultural as well socio-economic diversity and one who will work closely with staff to provide multiple learning opportunities for students and lead sensible improvements and innovations in curriculum and instruction building upon the academic successes of the District.

An energetic educator of the utmost integrity and character who will become an integral part of the school community, be regularly visible and will lead in an atmosphere of mutual respect and accountability.  

In April and May, Dr. Smith and Mr. Daniel White, Monroe One BOCES District Superintendent, will be vetting all applicants and assisting the Board in the selection of those designated to semi-finalist and finalist standing. Later in May, the Board will be interviewing candidates it designates as semi-finalists and, soon thereafter, will be meeting with candidates selected from that group as finalists for the position. The full schedule of activities is at the District website and calls for the appointment of the Superintendent in June with an anticipated start date on or about September 01, 2020.