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* 1. Thank you for visiting our survey.  The Quincy School Committee invites you to participate in the following survey to help determine the best criteria for selecting our next Superintendent of Schools.  Your feedback is critical and we appreciate the time you are devoting to help us in the process.  Please tell us about yourself and select the category that best describes you.

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* 2. When thinking about the current state of QPS, how would you rate each of the following categories in terms of importance to you?  Please rate each category with a score of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest).

  Lowest Highest
Educational Leadership
Public Relations
Analysis of Existing School Space/Facilities
Collective Bargaining/Employment Policy
Curriculum Development
Quality of Instruction
Financial Management/Budget Development
Staff Relations/Morale
Professional Development
Technology/21st Century Skills
District Goal-Setting
Academic Standards/Student Assessment
Staff Evaluation
College/Career Readiness
Special Education Services
English Language Learner Services
Student-Teacher Ratios/Class Size
Diversity of Staff
Student Extracurricular Activities
Creating a Safe and Supportive Multicultural School Community
Social and Emotional Well-Being of Students
Teachers' Instructional Technology Skills
Effective Communications with Parents (Verbal, Written and Listening

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* 3. What do you believe are the main strengths of the Quincy Public Schools that a new superintendent will need to preserve and build upon?

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* 4. What do you believe are the main challenges facing the Quincy Public Schools that a new superintendent will need to address?

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* 5. What skills and qualities do you feel are important for the next superintendent to possess?  Please rate each category with a score of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest).

  Lowest Priority Highest Priority
Strong budgeting and fiscal management skills.
Success in grant writing/acquiring outside funding.
Experience working with diverse student populations.
Experience in collective bargaining.
Experience in classroom teaching.
Ability to articulate a long-term vision.
Success in improving/maintaining high academic performance.
Ability to provide transparent communication.
Effective management of the district's day-to-day operations
Provide opportunities for all Leadership Team members to demonstrate and develop their leadership abilities.
Awareness of instructional and administrative applications of technology.
Collaborative manager and team leader who can effectively delegate.
Ability to work cooperatively with the school committee and city officials and municipal departments
Strong interpersonal and school/community relations skills.
Values innovative instructional methods.
Demonstrates leadership on special education issues.
Encourages parental/community involvement.
Experience promoting professional development for all staff.
Ability to affect change and growth.
Understands and respects diverse views and backgrounds.
Builds a positive system-wide school culture.
Strong ethical values and leadership skills.
Visible throughout the district and actively engages in community life.
Ability to understand and recognize good teaching.
Pursues educational equity.
Demonstrates a willingness to commit long-term to the district.

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* 6. What questions would you like to propose to the superintendent candidates?  This information will be shared with the search committee and the school committee.

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* 7. Please add any additional comments you would like to make.

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