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SUPERINTendent search overview

Jeffco Public Schools is conducting a search for a superintendent to lead our organization, at the direction of the Board of Education, to begin work in approximately July 2021.

The Board of Education will make this selection decision with the assistance of an executive search firm and internal human resources professionals. The Board of Education is providing opportunities for the engaged public to provide input through various methods: an online survey, online forums, and an email option, to share desired characteristics of a future superintendent.

Upcoming Activity

April 2021 - Board of Education meeting to consider contract approval of a new superintendent.

Timeline

August 11, 2020 - The Board of Education directed staff to begin a national search for an ongoing superintendent, to begin with the District on approximately July 1, 2021. This direction was given as part of the discussion during appointment of an interim superintendent at the August 11, 2020 Board of Education public meeting.

October 20, 2020 - The District human resources team is coordinating the selection of a search firm to conduct the superintendent search. The request for qualifications was opened, with submissions of qualifications (proposals) due in early November.

November 5, 2020 - A brief overview of the request for qualifications process and timeline was given to the board by the human resources team during the interim superintendent report, at the November 5, 2020 regular meeting.

November 11, 2020 - The District human resources team presented a brief overview of the superintendent search process to the Board of Education at a study/dialogue session.

December 9, 2020 - The District human resources team presented the executive search firm chosen to lead the search process for a new superintendent, at the December 9, 2020 regular meeting.

December 16, 2020 - The District human resources team and the executive search firm, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, presented a timeline for the superintendent search and plan other activities to occur during January to June of 2021, at the December 16, 2020 study/dialog session.

January 7, 2021 - The District human resources team and the executive search firm, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, completed the presentation of the timeline for the superintendent search and general planning of other activities to occur during January to June of 2021, at the January 7, 2021 regular meeting.

February 4, 2021 - The District human resources team and the executive search firm presented the Leadership Profile Report, summary of online survey, and the draft of candidate Desired Characteristics to the Board of Education for review and discussion at the February 4, 2021 regular meeting.

March 9-11, 16, 22 and 23, 2021 - The Board of Education met in authorized executive sessions to interview candidates and debrief interview sessions.

March 25, 2021 - The Board of Education appointed Tracy Dorland as the sole finalist for the position of Superintendent, at the March 25, 2021 special meeting.

Presentations and Documents

November 11, 2020 - Presentation to Board of Education - Superintendent Search Process

December 9, 2020 - Presentation to Board of Education - Superintendent Search Firm Selection (Spanish)

December 16, 2020 - Presentation to Board of Education - Superintendent Search Planning Meeting

January 7, 2021 - Presentation to Board of Education - Superintendent Search Planning Meeting - Part II

February 4, 2021 - Presentation to Board of Education - Superintendent Search  2020-21 Community Engagement, Leadership Profile Report

Learn more about the Desired Characteristics for the Jeffco Public School Superintendent of Schools.

Review the Leadership Profile Report and the Superintendent Search Survey results.

Community Engagement Activities

Community Engagement Sessions
Community Engagement Sessions were be held between January 13 and January 23, 2021 for parents/guardians, students, community members, staff, business leaders, local government, community group leaders, and religious/faith-based leaders. Registration was conducted by direct invitation and by registration. Sessions were held for parents/guardians, general community members, business leaders, local government leaders, community group leaders, faith group leaders, PTA leaders and members, all categories of staff, and the staff associations.

Online Survey
The Superintendent Search Survey was available from January 13 to January 21, 2021. 


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