Just recently, there has been a news of Dr. John Rubio, Emery Unified School District Superintendent, expressing his intention to leave the aforementioned School District. This is something that could happen in any school and for a general superintendent like John Rubio who’s been in this line of work for years, some school could find it hard to find the right replacement for the job immediately. If you want to make sure that your school still gets the best superintendent possible who’ll also be able to seamlessly blend in with the management and the students, you need to be careful on who you’ll choose.
It is important that on top of your priority list when looking over candidates for school superintendent, is their qualifications for the position. Some of the most common qualifications or credentials that a person aspiring for this position should never be without, includes license, educational excellence along with certificates. There’s no doubt that some may say that such qualifications are already a given but, it should always be emphasized that it is important to double-check them, especially since they signify the foundation of the other party.
You should also make sure that the one you’ll put into your shortlist of candidates, should be highly experienced in this industry already. There would always be those people in this industry who have already acquired the qualification for higher positions like a superintendent but, just because they have qualifications, doesn’t immediately mean that it’s counted as part of their experience. You should know that there are numerous things that cannot be taught or realized in a short span of time and those who may have already been in contact with schools for years would surely have more edge compared to those with less experience. Which is why it is important that you only go for those who have already been in this line of work longer than their peers.
It is only a given that their curriculum vitae is something that you would have to observe more intricately but, you should also shift your attention to the references of the other party. You should talk to their references but of course, if they are not provided on their documents, you could always request it from them. Prepare some set of questions from the references, preferably something that’s connected not only to the qualifications and skills of the other party, but also regarding their behavior as this is going to be of critical importance to the school.
Talking with the aspiring superintendent is one of the most critical stage. It is important that aside from skills and general behavior, they should have a platform they could share to you, an aspiration or something that will showcase their seriousness and passion when it comes to the jobs.