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Superintendent Search - District Needs Assessment
Superintendent Search - District Needs Assessment
Jamie Seipel
Monday, October 14, 2019

To:      Staff/Community Members of Valentine Community Schools
From:  Valentine Board of Education
Date:   Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Re:      Superintendent Search – District Needs Assessment    

The Valentine School Board recently accepted the resignation of Dr. Jamie Isom, Superintendent of Schools, due to her retirement, which will be effective June 30, 2020.  We are grateful for Dr. Isom’s service to Valentine Community Schools and wish her well in her future endeavors.

The Valentine School Board is working diligently to prepare for the charge of hiring a superintendent.  Hiring a superintendent is one of the most important endeavors a board must face; therefore, we will approach this task with attention to each vital detail necessary to ensure a rewarding and successful search.  It is our goal to hire a quality and competent administrator to continue to lead the district forward in the years to come. 

As the board plans for the hire, we value and seek the input of patrons, parents, students, staff and administrators.  The Nebraska Association of School Boards is assisting the board in the superintendent search and has scheduled a visit to our school and community on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.  The board extends an invitation to the staff and community to participate in this visit to share personal thoughts regarding the district and the superintendent position.  Please offer suggestions pertaining to skills, qualities, or characteristics the candidate might possess in order to be successful in his or her role as superintendent and your views about the strengths of the school district and community.  The Staff/Community visit schedule is attached for your reference. 

In the event you are unable to attend the visit, please feel free to share your comments to the following questions:

1.  What are the strengths and achievements of the Valentine school district and      community?

2.  What critical issues will the district face in the next three years? 

3.  What background/training/experience should the new superintendent possess?

4.  What leadership style/personal attributes are important in the new superintendent?

You may submit your personal comments via one of the following methods:

Instructions for completing the online survey: 

Click on Current Positions Available

Click on Valentine Community Schools

Scroll to the bottom of the district web page

Click on Staff and Community District Assessment Survey

Complete the Survey

Click on Submit Assessment 

Other methods:  a copy of this form is available at the Valentine Superintendent’s Office

Nebraska Association of School Boards

Attn:  Valentine Supt Search

1311 Stockwell Street

Lincoln, NE  68502

The board would like to thank you in advance for providing input through the Staff and Community District Needs Assessment Survey.

 

Respectfully,

Valentine Board of Education