WG BOE seeks new superintendent

The West Genesee Board of Education presented a profile of the person being sought as the district's next superintendent of schools at its regular meeting on Dec. 19.

The profile was developed with community input presented to the board in a report by Dr. Jessica Cohen, district superintendent for Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES. Cohen is coordinating the search plan with the board.

In November, Cohen conducted a series of Focus Group sessions with approximately 110 district staff, students, parent groups, and community representatives.

Survey results were also received from the community.

This feedback was used by the Board to identify the characteristics desired in its next Superintendent.

The West Genesee Central School District seeks a candidate who is:

A passionate educator with high expectations, and a commitment and concern for students.

An educational leader who can envision our school district in the future.

A respected role model who will be highly visible and approachable.

A collaborative leader who engages the entire school community in continual improvement.

An effective communicator who listens to and respects the ideas of others, and is able to articulate the District's goals, successes, and challenges.

A mentor who can empower others to achieve excellence.

An individual of the highest integrity, with high ethical and moral standards.

An experienced leader who can demonstrate fiscal responsibility.

A lifelong learner who instills the love for learning in all.

Cohen's full report can be found under the board of education on westgenesee.org.

A national search for superintendent candidates is now underway.

The board of education plans to conduct interviews with candidates in March and April. The board hopes to announce an appointment in May with the successful candidate to begin the position of superintendent on July 1, 2008.

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