Principal Search Timeline

(Dates are approximate and may be adjusted)

Immediate and ongoing
Recruitment and screening by Finding Leaders until position is filled. This includes background and social media checks.  
March 4-21, 2019
Online Stakeholder survey available

March 11 & 20, 2019
Conduct Stakeholder Focus Groups. Results shared after spring break.
March 25-26, 2019
Then High School class visits by Project Manager to secure additional student feedback. 
April 8, 2019
Finding Leaders recommends slate of 5-7 candidates for first round interviews. Background checks initiated on slate.
April 9, 2019
Finding Leaders meets with Board of Education in Executive Session.

April 12, 2019
Candidate Profile Summary shared.

April 15, 2019
First round panel interviews for 5-7 candidates. Top 2-3 candidates identified by District leadership. 

April 23, 2019
Board of Education Work Session—Board to discuss finalists in Executive Session.
April 24, 2019
Finalists announced to public.

April 29-May 1, 2019
Finalists meet with principals and other District leaders, High School Students, staff, and community. Final interview with District Leaders takes place. Additional background checks continue. 
  • Community Meet & Greet with Principal Candidate 1, April 29, 5-6 p.m., SHHS Upper Cafeteria
  • Community Meet & Greet with Principal Candidate 2, May 1, 5-6 p.m., SHHS Upper Cafeteria 
May 3-10, 2019
High School Principal selected, final background checks, and contract negotiated.

May 10, 2019
Media Announcement

May 14, 2019
Board of Education to approve new High School Principal.

July 1, 2019 (or as mutually agreed upon)
New High School Principal contract begins.
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