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Qualities You Would Like to See In the New Superintendent
INSTRUCTIONS: Please read each of the following 33 qualities and mark 10 characteristics you believe are most important to the Bald Eagle Area SD in the selection of a candidate. Prioritization is not needed for your selection; simply place a check mark next to the characteristics which you feel are most important. Please select only 10.
Which of the qualities do you most value in a superintendent?
Has demonstrated strong leadership skills in previous positions.
Is strongly committed to a “student first” philosophy in all decisions.
Is able to work cooperatively with the board and keeps members informed.
Has work experience in a similar district.
Is capable of developing both short and long-range district goals.
Promotes positive student behavior conducive to a healthy learning environment.
Is able to lead a large organization dedicated to goals of continuous improvement.
Is able to build consensus and commitment among individuals and groups with emphasis on parental involvement.
Possesses the ability to enhance student performance, especially in identifying and closing or narrowing the gaps in student achievement.
Is able to work with legislators on key topics and can lead an organization throughout the legislative process.
Is a strong communicator; speaking, listening and writing.
Demonstrates ability to work with the media.
Is comfortable leading innovation and reform efforts.
Has experience in the selection and implementation of educational priorities consistent with the interests and needs of students, staff, board and community.
Has the ability to develop and maintain a mutually beneficial relationship between the business community and the school district.
Is able to identify and select building and central office administrators who are capable of advancing the district vision.
Makes recommendations and decisions that are data-driven.
Has successful experience in sound management practices, including appropriate participation of others in planning and decision-making.
Can develop and communicate a vision of quality education for the future to the board, staff and community.
Is a non-traditional or “hybrid candidate” with background in the military or business community in addition to an educational career.
Demonstrates ability to integrate instructional and administrative technology.
Is able to delegate authority appropriately while maintaining accountability.
Has experience dealing with employee representative groups/unions.
Provides leadership in the planning, implementation, and assessment of relevant professional development for all staff members.
Inspires trust, has high levels of self-confidence and optimism, and models high standards of integrity and personal performance.
Demonstrates commitment to community visibility with high interest in a broad range of community groups and organizations.
Has experience in the management of district resources and knowledge of sound fiscal procedures.
Is willing to listen to input, but is a decision maker.
Possesses excellent people skills and can present a positive image of the district.
Possesses the leadership skills required to respond to the challenges presented by an ethnically and culturally diverse community.
Possesses an earned Ed.D. or Ph.D. degree.
Has knowledge of emerging research and best practice in the area of curriculum/instructional design and practice.
Is committed to the importance of both the academic and activity programs.
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