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Superintendent Search

Special School District of St. Louis County Stakeholders:

We thought you would like an update on our search for your next superintendent of Special School District. In January, School Exec Connect team members met with SSD Board members, school district staff, parents/guardians, students, partner district superintendents, partner district Board 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, many of you provided confidential written feedback to the consultants through an online survey. 

Using this information, a profile of the desired skills and characteristics in the next superintendent was developed. View the profile here. Thank you for taking the time to provide input as we begin the important responsibility of hiring a new superintendent.

As for next steps:

  • The position has been advertised, and candidates are being 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 and tour of selected SSD schools and programs on April 1 or April 2. Interviews will be conducted by the SSD Board of Education and candidates will be assessed using the criteria developed as a result of the feedback obtained from you.
  • 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.  

Please feel free to contact School Exec Connect consultants Antoinette Johns at 612.309.1511 or Sarah Riss at 314.575.8942 if you have any questions regarding the search. We believe that your input into the development of the profile will help us make the best possible choice for your next superintendent. Thank you for your support during this important process.

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  
superintendent search info

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

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