Kent Center School Principal Search Survey

Dear Parents, Staff, and Community Members:

The Kent Board of Education is beginning the process of searching for a new Principal. If you are a school staff member, parent, or neighbor, your feedback on our short survey is an important part of the decision-making process

Your responses are completely confidential. Only the Board and Central Office administration will have access to the responses, and results will be shared only as summaries in which no individual’s answers can be identified.

The questionnaire is brief and should take only about 15-20 minutes to complete. We thank you, in advance for your help with this important work.

The Kent Center School is proud of the diversity of its student body and its families and we want to make sure that this survey and information going to the principal selection process reflects the diversity and ideals of our community.

Thank you for participating in this survey.

Best regards,
The Kent Board of Education

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* 1. Leadership Standards are those that are considered in a Principal’s performance and evaluation. Areas that a Principal must address and those that the Board considers to be essential are the following:
  • Instructional Leadership
  • School Leadership
  • Student-Centered Learning Climate
  • Professional Development and Human Resource Management
  • Parent Involvement and Community Partnerships
  • School Management and Daily Operations
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
All seven of these leadership standards are crucial to an effective school.  As you consider the next Kent Center Principal, please rank the seven standards in terms of emphasis and effort.

1 means this is most important, with 7 being least important.

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* 2. Please respond to these statements in a few sentences:  

Thinking in terms of concrete, achievable goals, what do you think is the single most important thing a successful Kent CenterPrincipal should do in his/her first year?

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* 3. I feel our school principal should be strong in these areas:

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* 4. I believe our school is working well in these areas:

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* 5. I would like to see our school change in these ways:

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* 6. Please use this space to comment on anything else the Kent Center Principal Selection Committee should consider.

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* 7. Please check all that apply.