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A stakeholder survey garnered insights from over 1,600 individuals. Focus groups were conducted with students, Somali families, and Latino families, providing deeper insights into specific community concerns and preferences.

Stakeholder Report

Report Highlights

The top six desired areas of expertise

• Budget and Finance
• Collaborative Leadership
• Curriculum Development/Evaluation
• Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
• School Reform (i.e. Strategic Planning, etc.)
• Cultural Competence

The top six specialized skills

• Acts with honesty and in an ethical manner in dealings with the Board, staff, and community
• Develops and directs an effective leadership team
• Develops trust and works collaboratively with diverse groups of stakeholders
• Is a “people person” with proven abilities in human relations and communications
• Is a visionary, creative thinker
• Effectively mediates and accommodates different perspectives; values teamwork

Previous experience

47.49% of the respondents said previously superintendent experience is important while 52.51% of the respondents said it is not. 

The top six personal characteristics

• Honest and ethical
• Effective communicator
• Problem solver
• Confident
• Transparent
• Consistent