Pasadena ISD begins search for new superintendent

Pasadena ISD begins search for new superintendent
Posted on 09/22/2015
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Pasadena Independent School District has begun the statewide search for a new superintendent of schools following Dr. Kirk Lewis’ announcement that he will be retiring from the position in January. The Board of Trustees has hired consultants David Thompson and Mike Moses to assist with the executive search.

The Pasadena ISD Board of Trustees considers community input an important part of the superintendent search. For this reason, consultants will host a combination of focus groups and an online survey to get an idea of the experience and qualities stakeholders expect in the next district leader.

"We value the opinion of our principals, employees, parents, students and community members in Pasadena,” School Board President Mariselle Quijano said. "We invite the community to provide feedback through the online survey. The Board will consider the data collected in our selection process. We desire a superintendent who is a great leader and one that continues to achieve the standard of excellence already established in Pasadena ISD.”

The search is expected to last three months. Focus groups comprised of educators, community members, business leaders and students are meeting Wednesday, Sept. 23. Interested candidates may submit an application for the position of superintendent through October 9. Candidate interviews will be October 26-28. Secondary interviews start November 2. Finalists will be identified November 17. The district hopes to name a new superintendent by December 9.

After a final candidate is selected, the Board will negotiate a contract and the new superintendent will assume the leadership role by January 15, 2016. 

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