Stafford County Public Schools seeks community feedback regarding new superintendent

by | Jul 24, 2021 | Schools & Education

From Stafford County Public Schools:

On Tuesday, June 29, 2021, the Stafford County School Board unanimously approved BWP & Associates (BWP) to conduct the search for a new Superintendent of Stafford County Public Schools.  Dr. Kevin Castner and Dr. E. Wayne Harris, both former Virginia Superintendents, delivered a presentation of  the process and qualifications of this national search firm that specializes in assisting boards seeking  superintendents and educational professionals.

“Selection of the best superintendent candidates for their school division is the single most important decision made by any School Board,” said Holly H. Hazard, Stafford County School Board Chair. “Community engagement is a very important part of the recruitment process. In light of the time of the year for selection of a new superintendent, the Board unanimously decided to engage in a targeted Community Engagement

The primary objective of the public engagement process is to learn and identify the strengths, needs, and issues of the school system from the perspective of a variety of school and community stakeholders. A Leadership Profile will then be developed with this information, which will be used to recruit the best slate of candidates to meet the division’s needs.

The format for the public engagement process is as follows:

 The School Board and BWP will engage a targeted group of stakeholders for in-person outreach. (late
 Community forum for interested persons to engage in the process at the Stafford County School Board
o July 28, 5-6 pm
o July 29, 12-1 pm
o July 29, 5-6 pm

 Email opportunity for any interested individual to provide comments on the characteristics of, and the
challenges for, the new superintendent. (Open July 12 to August 3)

 A Superintendent Leadership Profile will be presented to the Board in early August based on the prior
profile supplemented with recent community engagement comments. (August 10)

Please visit the website at www.staffordschools.net/SuperintendentSearch to learn more about the
Superintendent search process and to provide feedback directly to BWP & Associates.

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