Just recently, there has been a news of Dr. John Rubio, Emery Unified School District Superintendent, expressing his intention to leave the aforementioned School District. This is something that could happen in any school and for a general superintendent like John Rubio who’s been in this line of work for years, some school could find it hard to find the right replacement for the job immediately. It is vital that you don’t skimp in this process as this could greatly affect your school district so it would be better to take some of the tips in this page into your consideration.
One aspect that you should never overlook when looking for someone for this kind of position, is their qualifications. This would depend upon the requirements of your school but basically, this should include their license, certificates, educational attainment and many more. You should also know that these qualifications and credentials is something more than what you think, as they prove that the one who’s applying has the foundation that makes him fit for the position.
Of course, you should also put into your checklist, the experience of the individual. Even if he has the basic qualifications, it doesn’t mean that he has already accumulated enough experience to become a school superintendent. It is important to note that being a superintendent would give one a great responsibility in line with the fate of the school and the students and having said that, it only goes without saying that you should only opt for those who have already been through diverse experiences already. There’s no doubt that those who are more experienced, would surely be able to deliver more than you’d expect.
It is only right that you also take a comprehensive look at their curriculum vitae and also try to reach out to their references if it’s included. Look whether they have references or not and if they don’t, acquire a list of references from them directly. Prepare some set of questions from the references, preferably something that’s connected not only to the qualifications and skills of the other party, but also regarding their behavior as this is going to be of critical importance to the school.
You should also have already been prepared to talk with the one who’s applying for the superintendent position. It is important that aside from skills and general behavior, they should have a platform they could share to you, an aspiration or something that will showcase their seriousness and passion when it comes to the jobs.