Search draws immediate response
Four apply for
December 30, 2001
By JOSH NICHOLS
Daily Press writer
The search for a new superintendent of Moffat County schools is off to a fast start.
One day after an ad was placed in several statewide publications, personnel supervisor Bruce Gregg said four people had already responded to the ad.
Board member John Kinkaid, who was delegated the responsibility of working with the personnel department to conduct the search, said he was pleased with the immediate response received by the school district.
“I was a little surprised we had four responses so soon within a day of starting advertising,” he said.
Applications will be accepted by the school district through Feb. 15, and Kinkaid said the number one priority now is to respond to those who want to apply.
“Once people contact us we need to make sure we get applications to them,” he said. “We also have a packet we want to get to them that will give them a feel of the community and what’s available here. Our primary focus is to get information out as quickly as we can and hopefully they send back applications.”
The advertisement sent out across the state says, “The district seeks a superintendent who:
Will be able to take our district to the next level in student achievement.
Sets and attains measurable goals.
Has strong interpersonal skills and comprehensive leadership experience.
Will be visible in the schools and active in the community.
Has held a building-level administrative position.
Has a strong technology background.
Meets Colorado licensure requirements.”
Kinkaid said community engagement meetings will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 and Jan. 17 in the school administration building.
“The meetings are part of the process of making sure we get the right fit in who we hire as superintendent,” Kinkaid said.
In addition to the community engagement meetings, parent advisory committee and staff input will also be sought during the month of January.
After the Feb. 15 application deadline, a screening process and background checks will be done on applicants through the rest of February and March.
Interviews will be conducted in early April, and the job will be offered in late April, at which time the board will be asked to approve the job offer.
The new superintended will begin his or her job sometime in early summer.
Currently, Pete Bergmann is serving as interim-superintendent.
He assumed the position after the unexpected departure of former superintendent Duane Wrightson last summer.