The ad is out there. People will soon be responding. Then the committees will winnow the list of applicants to a set of semi-finalists and finalists. Seattle Public Schools will have a new superintendent.
What are you looking for in a new Superintendent?
Administrative skills - someone who will get the house in order
Management skills - someone who will motivate the school staff and the JSCEE staff
Fundraising skills - someone who can shake money out of Olympia, the Alliance, local businesses, and national foundations
Communication skills - someone who will listen to the community and respond
Perhaps it isn't skills. Perhaps you would like to see the District led by someone with a certain perspective.
Pragmatism - someone who will put energy behind what works instead of an ideology
Vision - someone who has an ideal and will work to implement it
Centralized control - someone who will enforce District mandates
De-centralized control - someone who will eliminate District mandates
Let's talk about it. What do you want from the new Superintendent?