Board hears from search firms

The image “https://i0.wp.com/www.matthewktabor.com/images/gcs_logo.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. In a special called meeting last night which was not televised (big mistake), the GCS Board heard from search firms that may be charged with helping to find our next superintendent.

Coverage from today’s High Point Enterprise:

 The school board is con­sidering hiring a search firm to find his replace­ment and to lead the third largest school system in the state. Because of the de­mographics of the district, one firm said board mem­bers would need to focus on a slate of multi-ethnic, multi-gendered candidates. Another said strong lead­ership and interpersonal skills are needed to carry the district to the next lev­el. A business savvy leader and someone with public relations skills are also im­portant characteristics for Guilford, representatives said.
“The best superinten­dent in the world may be the worst superintendent for Guilford,” said Bill At­tea of Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates. “You need a superintendent that will address the needs you have and that can work with the stakeholders in Guilford County,” Attea added.

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3 Responses

  1. What’s a ” multi-gendered” candidate?

  2. “The best superinten­dent in the world may be the worst superintendent for Guilford,” said Bill At­tea of Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates. “You need a superintendent that will address the needs you have and that can work with the stakeholders in Guilford County,” Attea added.

    So, GCS shouldn’t have the best superintendent in the world, because he/she would be the worst for us? That’s probably a politically correct way of saying forget even getting a glimpse of the good candidates, because they wouldn’t give this job a second of thought. I guess we’ll have to putter along with the Terry Griers of the world.

  3. The School Board should not hire a search firm. Such a move would:

    1. Be a waste of thousands of taxpayer dollars ($75,000 by some estimates) and

    2. Would keep the search process in the dark. These search firms always do everything they can to exclude the public in the search process and that’s the last thing we need.

    The truth is, the school board could find a perfectly fine superintendent through the same channels used to fill other jobs. I’m convinced we don’t need an expensive national search. Surely, there is someone locally who could do this job and do it well.

    But I won’t hold my breath. This board loves to spend money and $75,000 is pocket change to them.

    Oh, and I have no idea what a “multi-gendered candidate” would be. I always thought gender was an “either/or” question!

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