Background Experiences and Skills



The Pioneer Central School District Board of Education has engaged School Leadership, LLC to assist it as it undertakes a search for a new Superintendent of Schools.  The Board feels it is important to obtain input from members of the school community as to the qualities that it should seek in a new Superintendent.  Your assistance by completing this brief survey online will be appreciated.  Please complete the survey no later than September 30, 2022.  Thank you.

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* 1. In the following list of possible prior experiences and skills for a Superintendent, please indicate how important you believe each to be for the next Superintendent of the Pioneer Central School District.

  Unimportant Important Very Important
Experience as a Superintendent of Schools
Experience as a central office administrator
Experience as a school principal
Experience as a classroom teacher
Experience in providing leadership in a high-expectation school district
Holder of an earned doctorate
Skilled in public relations
Skilled in labor relations including employee contract negotiations
Skilled in providing instructional and curriculum leadership
Skilled in providing leadership for digital learning opportunities
Skilled in the area of Human Resources (e.g. selection and support of personnel)
Skilled in budgeting, finance and facility planning
Skilled in providing special education leadership
Skilled in short and long-range planning
Skilled in public speaking and in written communications
Skilled in working effectively with an elected board of education
Skilled in the political process (i.e. working with legislators and other elected officials)

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* 2. What do you see as the single, most important quality that the next Superintendent of the Pioneer Central School District should possess?  Why?

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* 3. Other comments or recommendations to the Board of Education regarding the Superintendent Search:

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* 4. Tell us about yourself. Please check ALL of the following relationships with the Pioneer Central School District that apply to you:

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A resident WITHOUT children currently in school
A resident WITH children currently in school
A member of the teaching staff
A member of the support staff
A member of the administrative staff
An officer of a parent organization
A student 
A current or former member of the Board of Education

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