Using feedback from more than a dozen community meetings and an online survey, the Douglas County Board of Education has established the key characteristics it is looking for in a permanent …
Using feedback from more than a dozen community meetings and an online survey, the Douglas County Board of Education has established the key characteristics it is looking for in a permanent superintendent.
“We are so incredibly thankful to the 3,000-plus educators, administrators, support staff, parents, students, business leaders and non-parent community members who provided feedback by completing an online survey,” David Ray, president of the school board, said in a news release. “In addition, many others took time out of their busy schedules to attend community input meetings which were held across the school district last month. The outpouring of community support and input has been critical to our search process.”
The school board has selected Ray and Associates, a school executive search firm based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to conduct the national search. Last year, Ray and Associates conducted a superintendent search for Jefferson County Public Schools and it is currently working with Boulder Valley School District to find its superintendent.
The application process for the Douglas County superintendent position will close on March 12. Finalists will be identified in early April, according to the school district.
In early January, interim Superintendent Erin Kane announced that she would apply for the permanent superintendent position. Kane was hired in 2016, at an annual salary of $240,000, after former superintendent Elizabeth Fagen resigned and took a position in the Humble Independent School District in Texas. In January 2016, the school board extended Kane's contract through the 2017-18 school year.
In December, the board voted 7-0 to hire a firm to conduct a national search for the permanent position.