Things To Consider When Hiring A School District Superintendent
Just recently, there has been a news of Dr. John Rubio, Emery Unified School District Superintendent, expressing his intention to leave the aforementioned School District. This is something that could happen in any school and for a general superintendent like John Rubio who’s been in this line of work for years, some school could find it hard to find the right replacement for the job immediately. If you want to make sure that your school still gets the best superintendent possible who’ll also be able to seamlessly blend in with the management and the students, you need to be careful on who you’ll choose.
It is important that on top of your priority list when looking over candidates for school superintendent, is their qualifications for the position. This would depend upon the requirements of your school but basically, this should include their license, certificates, educational attainment and many more. There’s no doubt that some may say that such qualifications are already a given but, it should always be emphasized that it is important to double-check them, especially since they signify the foundation of the other party.
You should also make sure that the one you’ll put into your shortlist of candidates, should be highly experienced in this industry already. You should already be aware that those who will be eager and industrious enough, could go straight through the qualifications and acquire them but, this doesn’t automatically mean that they have the appropriate experience already. It is important to note that being a superintendent would give one a great responsibility in line with the fate of the school and the students and having said that, it only goes without saying that you should only opt for those who have already been through diverse experiences already. There’s no doubt that those who are more experienced, would surely be able to deliver more than you’d expect.
It is only a given that their curriculum vitae is something that you would have to observe more intricately but, you should also shift your attention to the references of the other party. If not, you could have a brief call or email them to inquire about references you could contact. It would surely be better if you have already prepared questionnaires for the references as this would make it easier for you to smoothly ask the other party about what you want to learn from the one who’s applying.
Talking with the aspiring superintendent is one of the most critical stage. It is important that aside from skills and general behavior, they should have a platform they could share to you, an aspiration or something that will showcase their seriousness and passion when it comes to the jobs.