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.
It is important that on top of your priority list when looking over candidates for school superintendent, is their qualifications for the position. 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. There would always be those people in this industry who have already acquired the qualification for higher positions like a superintendent but, just because they have qualifications, doesn’t immediately mean that it’s counted as part of their experience. You should know that there are numerous things that cannot be taught or realized in a short span of time and those who may have already been in contact with schools for years would surely have more edge compared to those with less experience. 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.
It only goes without saying that you’ll also have to have a more intimate talk with the one applying for the position. Of course, it would not mean anything if you just ask him about skills and qualifications that are already on paper – make sure that you talk more about his aspirations in this line of work, his goals, platforms and his perspective when it comes to challenges, as these are vital aspects that a superintendent must ace to be fit for this outstanding work.