St. Peter Public Schools Superintendent Search Survey

The School Board of St. Peter Public Schools is conducting a search for a new superintendent. The School Board is soliciting input from the community and staff to help in the search for the new superintendent. This survey is provided by the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA), who is assisting the School Board with the search. The information collected through the survey will help shape the position hiring criteria and candidate interview questions. The deadline for completing the survey is January 24, 2020, at 11:59 pm. Thank you for your participation.

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* 1. Please select the title or role that best reflects the underlying basis or foundation for your responses. Use only one response.

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* 2. Read the list provided below. From the list of seventeen, choose the top six areas of expertise you believe the next superintendent must possess. Leave the remaining choices blank.

  Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3 Choice 4 Choice 5 Choice 6
Budget and Finance
Business Partnerships
Collaborative Leadership
Contract Administration and Negotiations
Cultural Competence
Curriculum Development/Evaluation
Declining/Increasing Enrollment
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Fundraising/Grant Writing
Oversight Special Education
Personnel Management
Public Relations
School Facility Oversight
School Reform (i.e., strategic planning, etc.)
Student Testing Results and Achievement
Support Services
Technology

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* 3. Read the list provided below. From the list of twenty-five, choose the top six most important traits or skills the next superintendent must possess. Leave the remaining choices blank.

  Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3 Choice 4 Choice 5 Choice 6
Act with honesty and in an ethical manner with the School Board, staff, and community
Delegate authority while maintaining accountability
Develop and direct an effective leadership team
Develop trust and work collaboratively with diverse groups of stakeholders
Effectively mediate and accommodate different perspectives; value collaboration
Experience in fundraising and/or grant writing
Experience in implementing educational priorities
Experience in managing transition
Familiar with state and federal education laws
Follow the School Board's chosen educational philosophy which reflects the community's values
Knowledge of and successful experience in school management practices
Knowledge of and successful experience with special education issues
Knowledge of and successful experience in school finance
Knowledge of and successful experience with equity leadership challenges and opportunities
Knowledge of technology and web-based education curricula
Keep up on changes in legislation and help the school district engage the legislative process
Maintain a good working relationship with the media
"People person" with proven abilities in human relationsand communications
Promote business and community involvement in schools
Provide written, understandable administrative procedures that implement School Board policy
Understands the effects of poverty on student learning and achievement
Use curriculum and other resources to improve test scores
Visible and accessible to the School Board, staff, students, parents, and community
Visionary, creative thinker
Work cooperatively with the School Board; provide options and recommendations

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* 4. It is important that the next superintendent have previous experience as a superintendent.

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* 5. Read the list provided below. From the list of seventeen, choose the top six personal characteristics you believe the next superintendent must have. Leave the remaining choices blank.

  Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3 Choice 4 Choice 5 Choice 6
Confident
Consistent
Creative
Effective Communicator
Empathetic
Enthusiastic
Flexible
Honest and Ethical
Inclusive
Influential
Intellectual
Personable
Problem Solver
Resourceful
Sense of Humor
Tenacious
Transparent

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* 6. Please limit your comments to 100 characters.

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