Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Leaders from Fraser, Warren, West Bloomfield and Durand schools are semi-finalists in the search to find the next leader of Rochester Community Schools.
Administrative leaders from four Michigan school districts have been chosen as semi-finalists for the superintendent position in Rochester. The candidates' backgrounds are diverse: one is a former high school choir director. Another, a police detective. A former longtime technology director for Rochester Schools is also in the mix. The candidates were chosen by Rochester Board of Education members this week. They will be interviewed in two public meetings next month: 7 p.m. Jan. 7 and 9. Here's a look at the candidates. For a complete bio and full candidate application packets, visit the "Superintendent Search" area on the Rochester Community Schools home page.
Monday, December 17, 2012
The meeting is open to the public.
Rochester Board of Education members tonight will review a pool of superintendent candidates and select up to six semi-finalists who will interview for the job next month. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Harrison Room of the School Administration Meeting. It is open to the public. School Exec Connect is the search firm helping Rochester find a permanent superintendent. Fred Clarke resigned in September, and Tresa Zumsteg has been filling in since then in an interim role. According to a timeline for the superintendent search process, the semi-finalists will be interviewed publicly Jan. 9 and 10; finalists will then be interviewed Jan. 22 and 23; a new superintendent will be announced Jan. 24. Also on the board's Monday night agenda, …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
A new superintendent would be selected by Jan. 24, 2013, under the proposed plan.
Rochester Community Schools Board Vice-President Beth Talbert reported Monday night on behalf of the committee, made up of Talbert, Lisa Nowak and Pat Piskulich, in charge of the search for a new superintendent. Talbert laid out changes in the search process and introduced a schedule for finding a new leader for the district. The schedule and criteria will be voted on at the next board meeting on Oct. 22. Community feedback on the search criteria will also be welcome at that meeting. The schedule, which originally had selected candidates being taken to the board on Dec. 5, has been moved back according to Talbert because pushing for a December decision date would "muddy the waters and move us quicker than we want to. We want to take our …
Monday, October 8, 2012
The search firm hired to help find a leader for Rochester Schools will be at the regular board meeting.
The Rochester Board of Education will hear tonight from a representative of the search firm that is looking for the school district's next superintendent. School Exec Connect is on the agenda of the board's regular meeting; the meeting begins at 7 tonight in the Harrison Room of the Board of Education. According to the job posting on the School Exec Connect website, applications will be accepted through Nov. 15 and selected candidates will be taken to the board Dec. 5. The selection and start dates of a new superintendent are still to be determined, according to the job posting, which can be viewed here. The new superintendent will replace Fred Clarke, who resigned last month after 14 months on the job. School Exec Connect, which helped …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The consultants who helped the Rochester Board of Education find a superintendent last year had a one-year retention guarantee they are willing to honor, board president says.
The search firm that helped Rochester Community Schools hire Superintendent Fred Clarke last year will help the school district find his replacement at no charge, school board president Jennifer Berwick announced Monday night. The news came at the end of a 15-minute Board of Education meeting that Clarke did not attend. He was scheduled to be interviewed Monday night for a superintendent position with Grant Public Schools on the west side of the state. Clarke announced his intention to pursue another job in an email message to Rochester parents last week. He has not resigned. However, because his intentions are clear, the Board of Education is moving forward in finding his replacement, Berwick said. On Monday night Berwick and board …
Friday, July 27, 2012
With Fred Clarke searching for a new job, Rochester may need to look for a new leader soon.
In the spring of 2011, Rochester Board of Education members, along with teachers and other school staff and members of the community, interviewed six candidates for the leadership role that was being left by retiring Superintendent David Pruneau. Of those six candidates, the Board chose Fred Clarke, who has indicated this week that he is searching for a new job. Clarke has not resigned. He is a finalist for a superintendent position with Grant Public Schools in west Michigan and has also applied for a superintendent position with Duval Public Schools in Florida. He has said his "true passion lies in working to close the achievement gap in districts that are challenged in ways that Rochester is not.” With the possibility looming that …