Mentor Schools Asking For Community Input In Superintendent Search
The Board of Education seeks input through online survey and focus group meetings to help develop a candidate profile
Mentor Schools Superintendent Jacqueline Hoynes is retiring at the end of the 2011-2012 school year, and the Board of Education is conducting a nationwide search to find her replacement.
Additionally, the Board will host focus groups on Jan. 25 and 26 with the same purpose.
The Board will use the information it gleans from the survey and focus groups to develop a leadership profile and selection criteria for the next superintendent.
The Board intends to begin interviewing candidates in April and complete the hiring process by May 3, 2012.
The board has selected an executive search firm, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, to coordinate this process.
The firm has more than 20 years of experience in assisting school districts find qualified administrators, according to its web site. HYA has completed more than 800 successful searches for administrative leaders.
The Mentor Board of Education chose HYA after interviewing several search firms Dec. 17.