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Superintendent Search 2019

Below is information from Finding Leaders, the organization hired by the Ottawa Hills Board of Education, to select the district’s next superintendent. The proposed timeline is subject to change.

April 3, 2019 – Focus Groups

Jr./Sr. High Student Council 11:05-11:50 a.m. High school library
Administrators 1-2 p.m. District conference room
Elementary teachers and support staff 3:15-4:15 p.m. Elementary library
Junior/senior high teachers and support staff 3:15-4:15 p.m.

High school library

Residents without children attending OH schools 6-7 p.m. High school library
Residents with children attending OH schools 7-8 p.m. Elementary library
Support groups members (Boosters, OHMTA, OHSPA, OH Schools Foundation, OH21 7-8 p.m. Community Room, elementary school


Secure initial input from the Board of Education March 7
Conduct focus group meetings April 1 - April 5
Begin advertising the position March 11
Application deadline April 18
Finding Leaders screening and  interviews By May 5
Report to the Board the list of semi-finalists and the results of the focus groups May 8
Board first round interviews (two nights) May 13 & May 14
Board due diligence activities May 14 - May 20
Board second round interviews with stakeholders May 21 & May 22
Selection of new superintendent at conclusion of interviews May 22
Contract negotiated with new superintendent  By May 28
New superintendent employed and introduced to the community May 30
New superintendent contract starts (or earlier if possible) Aug. 1
Transition plan implemented Aug. 1

Note: The dates above can be adjusted to meet the specific needs of the Ottawa Hills Board of Education.

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