Superintendent Search

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH

Welcome! This page has been created to provide information on the search for Concord School District's next Superintendent of Schools. District staff and members of the Concord School Board invite you to explore the materials on this page, and get involved by taking the Community Survey and attending a focus group (dates, times, and locations shown below). This page will be updated as more information becomes available.



The district has engaged the services of New England School Development Council (NESDEC) to assist in the search process. NESDEC’s community engagement process kicked off January 28 with an online survey, with additional opportunities for public input as the search progresses over the next few months.
  1. Announcement, January 28, 2020: "Concord Community Invited to Participate in Superintendent Search Process"

  2. Take the Community Survey – Survey closed Monday, February 10th

  3. Attend a Parent/Family/Community Focus Group with NESDEC (4 available; no need to register):

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4
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    Broken Ground School/Mill Brook School

    (BGS Media Center)

    9:00-10:15 am* or 7:00-8:15 pm
    Note: *Please check in at the Main Office upon arrival with your driver’s license.
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     WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 5
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    Concord High School

    (4th Floor Teacher/PD Room, west wing)

    9:00-10:15 am* or 4:30-6:00 pm
    Note: *Please check in at the Main Office upon arrival with your driver’s license.
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  4. Attend an Administration Focus Group with NESDEC :

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4
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    Central Office

    (Board Room)

    Principals   10:30-11:30 am
    Central Office Staff   11:30 am-12:30 pm
    Ass't Principals and Directors   12:30-1:30 pm

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  5. Attend a Teachers and Staff Focus Group with NESDEC :

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4
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    Broken Ground School/Mill Brook School

    (BGS Media Center)

    2:30-4:30 pm
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     WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 5
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    Concord High School

    (4th Floor Teacher/PD Room, west wing)

    2:30-4:30 pm
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  6. Attend a Student Focus Group with NESDEC:

     WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 5
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    Concord High School

    (4th Floor Teacher/PD Room, west wing)

    11:00 am-1:00 pm
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  7. View the application notice at NESDEC - application deadline Feb. 19, 2020 (link to NESDEC notice)

  8. Screening Committee Information Note: Board members Tom Croteau and Danielle Smith will represent the School Board on the Screening Committee.

Date and Time Commitments: Members of the Superintendent's Search Screening Committee will need to be able to commit to being available for a three-week period of time beginning in early March and running through the week of March 16 to complete interviews. Depending on the committee's needs, there may be some meetings on weekends and most definitely some nights.

SCREENING COMMITTEE TIMELINE
Tentative Schedule as of 1/31/20

Week of February 3
  • Finalize Screening Committee selection process (public members)
Week of February 10
  • Finalize Screening Committee membership
Week of February 17
  • Application deadline - February 19
  • Board meets with NESDEC to develop candidate profile
    • February 20
  • Formal appointment of Screening Committee members
Week of February 24  VACATION
Week of March 2
  • First Screening Committee meeting - training by NESDEC
    • March 4, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Week of March 9
  • Second Screening Committee meeting - review applications, affirm interview schedule
    • March 10, 5:30pm-7:30pm.
  • Begin interviews March 13-20, times and dates determined by committee
Week of March 16
  • Complete interviews
Week of March 23
  • Recommend finalists to School Board by March 23
  • School Board announces finalists - March 26


 TIMELINE
DEC 19/JAN 20: 
  • Meet and contract with NESDEC
  • Post job description & start accepting applications

JAN/FEB:

  • Collect community feedback through survey and focus groups
  • Assemble Screening Committee with broad spectrum of school/community participants

FEB/MAR:

  • Board reviews community feedback with NESDEC to create profile of key strengths needed for Superintendent (Feb 20)
  • Screening Committee conducts confidential review of applications, and selects top candidates
  • Candidate interviews with Screening Committee

MAR/APRIL:

  • Screening Committee selects finalists for visits/second interviews with School Board -- public announcement
  • School Board selects final candidate and negotiates contract

MAY/JUN:

  • School Board hires final candidate as new Superintendent -- work year to begin July 1, 2020

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