• SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH

    Important Dates for Advisory Group members:

    • Monday, Feb 3rd at 8:30am
    • Monday, Feb 10th at 5:30pm
    • Wednesday, Feb 19th at 11:30am

    You must attend one of these preparatory sessions/trainings to participate in the finalist interviews the week of March 2nd.

    February 4, 2020 Aspen Public Radio:
    'To Rebuild Trust,' Aspen School District Looks To Reflect Community In Superintendent Search

    January 29, 2020 Aspen Public Radio: 
    Aspen School District Superintendent Search Looks To Include Valley-Wide Community

    January 28, 2020 ADN Article: Aspen superintendent search narrows to eight candidates; The board has put out a call to action to community stakeholders interested in assisting in the final stages of the interview process...

    January 27, 2020 Press Release:
    Aspen School District Superintendent Search Advances to First Slate of Candidates; Community participation and input remain a top priority for the board.

     



    Invitation to January 29 ASD Advisory Group Organizational Meeting for Superintendent Search

    Dear Aspen Community,

    The Aspen School District Board of Education values input from all of our stakeholders. In the current Superintendent search process we have sought and received feedback from the entire community in a variety of helpful ways -- including interviews, focus groups, online forums and a survey. 

    In our ongoing efforts to promote the participation of the entire community in this important process, we are forming an Advisory Group to provide additional input into the Superintendent candidate selection process. This group will be comprised of interested students, staff, parents, committee members associated with other district/school groups, and community members-at-large. Everyone’s participation is welcomed.

    If you are interested in participating in the Advisory Group, please attend a brief informational session in the District board room on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. This will be held just prior to the 5:00 p.m. Draft Strategic and Master Facilities Planning Presentation by the District, in the AHS Commons, which everyone is encouraged to attend. 

    In early February, members of the Advisory Group will be required to attend a preparatory meeting. They will then be able to participate in the interview process of the final candidates and provide feedback to the Board of Education. Input provided by this group will be used by the Board in the final decision process, but the group will not be asked to make a recommendation or participate in the selection of the final candidate. The interviews for the final candidates are tentatively scheduled for February 20-21, 2020.

    Aspen Board of Education 



    Leadership Profile Assessment Results Presentation
    (January 6, 2020 @ 6:30 PM in the board room)

    On January 6th at 6:30pm the Aspen School District Board of Education will be receiving the findings of the Leadership Profile Assessment conducted by Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) and is inviting YOU to attend. From December 2nd through December 20th HYA consultants conducted numerous one on one interviews and focus groups, an on-site community forum, a virual community forum, and an online survey. These were developed and structured to gather important information to assist board members in identifying and clarifying specific district strengths, significant challenges, and future district priorities as well as desired professional and personal characteristics and qualifications for the next superintendent.

    The Board is inviting you and all interested stakeholders to the board meeting to hear the results of the community engagement endeavors and to comment upon them. Your participation will matter and will be incorporated into the Leadership Profile the Board uses to recruit superintendent candidates and select our district's new leader. We look forward to seeing you January 6th and hearing your thoughts. The materials will also be posted online for review and comment following the meeting.

    As always, thank you for supporting Aspen Public Schools.
    The Aspen Board of Education



    The Aspen Board of Education launched the superintendent search process with more than two days of community engagement activities. The Board has contracted with Hazard, Young, Attea, and Associates to facilitate and support this important endeavor, and following the seating of new board members they got right to work. HYA’s President, Max McGee, and Associate, Dallas Strawn, conducted individual interviews and small group meetings with an array of stakeholders including students, parents, teachers, school and district administrators, DAC and SAC members. They also hosted a community forum last Tuesday, December 3rd, and will be hosting a VIRTUAL ONLINE FORUM from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on WEDNESDAY, December 18th. Please use the link below for instructions to participate.

    Invitation to Online Community Forum

    In addition, the Board has authorized an ONLINE SURVEY. We want to learn your thoughts about the current state or our district as well as what you think are the most important qualifications and characteristics for our next leader. Your feedback matters to us and we will use what you have to say to create a Leadership Profile and the framework of a job description for the new superintendent. In fact, you can click
    on the link below to complete a 7-10 minute survey, which includes an open ended response item to share whatever you want us to know. Your answers are kept completely confidential. Our team from Hazard, Young, & Attea (HYA) will compile and analyze the feedback and provide the Board with a detailed report based on the findings.

    Superintendent Search Survey

    As always, thank you for your continued support and please take the survey as soon as possible. It will close on December 20th, and we want to be sure that YOU are heard. Results of the survey, and the Leadership Profile Report will be presented at the Board of Education meeting on January 6th. We invite and encourage you to attend and participate in the discussion following the presentation.

    Finally, this past week the Board drafted the timeline for the search. We hope you return to this web page throughout the process to read the latest updates on the superintendent search and urge you to share ideas and to ask questions.

    Interested in applying - please CLICK HERE!

    ASPEN SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH – TIMELINE

    WEEK OF ACTIVITY

    December 2, 2019  Planning meeting with board
    December 2  Online survey open 12/5
    December 16  Online survey closes 12/20
    December - February Advertising
    December 2 – December 18  Stakeholder interviews/focus groups/forums
    December 2 – January 18  Applications and recruiting
    January 6, 2020  Presentation of Leadership Profile Report (1/6 board meeting)
    January 1 - 17  HYA screening interviews/vetting
    January 21  HYA presents slate
    February 3  Board first round interviews
    February 10  Board meets to identify semi-finalists
    February 19 - 20  Board second round interviews
    February 21  Board meets to determine finalist(s)
    February 27  Baker-Eubanks background check
    March 2  Board conducts final interview(s)
    March 23  Board site visit(s) (optional)
    March 15 or April 6  Superintendent’s hiring approved and announced
    July 1  Superintendent formally begins work
    Summer or Fall 2020  Retreat with board and new superintendent