Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Superintendent Search
The Clarion-Goldfield-Dows School Board has hired Grundmeyer Leader Search to support the search for a new district superintendent. Long time Superintendent, Dr. Bob Olson has announced his retirement at the end of the 2019-20 school year. The search will begin immediately and conclude with the hire of a new successful leader. Your feedback regarding what desired qualification are most important for this position will ensure the hire is a good fit for your school district. The survey is anonymous unless you voluntarily provide your name or email on the survey. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey and provide direction for this important leadership position.
Superintendent hiring timeline:
Nov. 1-17 Stakeholder survey open
Nov. 22-Jan. 5 Application period
January 15 Board reviews candidate pool (closed session)
February 5 Board screens candidates (closed session)
February 26 Formal interviews with finalists
Please identify which group best fits your affiliation with the school district.
School Board Member
What are the strength areas or points of pride for Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Community Schools?
What are challenges or areas for improvement for Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Community Schools?
Please check the 3-5 most important professional skills and qualifications you hope to have in a new superintendent. (Options aligned to the Iowa Standards for School Leaders)
Strong instructional leader (curriculum development, assessment, instruction)
Uses data to guide decisions
Develops and models a vision for the district
Ability to lead school improvement efforts
Effectively manages district resources
Recruits, hires, supports, develops, and retains effective staff members
Builds community and school relations
Conveys and models clear expectations
Effectively works with the school board
Ability to evaluate programs
Effectively works with the school administrators
Models the districts vision, mission and core values
Promotes a community of care and support for students
Fosters community for teachers and staff
Builds professional capacity of school personnel
Meaningfully engages with families and the community
Understands equity and cultural responsiveness
Develop and maintain clear district policies
Provides the school as a resource for families and the community
Advocates publicly for school needs
Uses methods of continuous improvement
Please check the 3-5 most important personal traits or qualities you hope to have in a new superintendent.
Demonstrates collaborative leadership
Is approachable, accessible, and welcoming
Has high expectations for themselves and others
Committed to life-long learning
Brings out success in others
Follows through on tasks and responsibilities
Possess strong communications skills
Demonstrates ethics and integrity
Is calm during difficult situations
Models and maintains work/life balance
Models effective use of technology
Models reflection and growth
Why do you believe these qualifications and traits are most important for the new superintendent?
What advice would you give to the new superintendent?
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