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. You should bear in mind that being strict in this process is crucial and using the tips in this page will surely be helpful, lest you may end up with someone who’ll put your establishment to a decline.
One of the obvious aspect you need to look for in an aspiring superintendent is whether he has the qualifications fit for the job. This would depend upon the requirements of your school but basically, this should include their license, certificates, educational attainment and many more. These basic qualifications may seem simple but, they are important as they showcase the foundation of the superintendent and confirm if he has what it takes to take the position.
Another vital aspect that you should never forget when it comes to this endeavor, is the experience of the individual. 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. It is important to note that being a superintendent would give one a great responsibility in line with the fate of the school and the students and having said that, it only goes without saying that you should only opt for those who have already been through diverse experiences already. With qualifications on top of experience, you’ll surely have a more worry-free experience in your district.
It is only right that you also take a comprehensive look at their curriculum vitae and also try to reach out to their references if it’s included. You should talk to their references but of course, if they are not provided on their documents, you could always request it from them. It would surely be better if you have already prepared questionnaires for the references as this would make it easier for you to smoothly ask the other party about what you want to learn from the one who’s applying.
It only goes without saying that you’ll also have to have a more intimate talk with the one applying for the position. In this, you would have to test not only his knowledge, skills and experience – you should also see whether he has the right mindset to meet the challenges ahead of them.