During Monday evening’s monthly Warsaw Community School Corporation regular board meeting, WCS Board President Jennifer Tandy announced efforts to find a replacement for WCS Superintendent Dr. Craig Hintz are underway. Dr. Hintz announced last month that he would be retiring following the close of this school year.
According to Tandy, the board has contracted with BWP and Associates, an expert in superintendent searches, to find the corporation’s next leader. Tandy noted a timeline for accomplishing the search has been established and that community input will be highly important to the search.
A letter read during the board meeting by Tandy stated, “Hiring the superintendent is the primary responsibility of the elected board; to optimize our efforts, we are seeking input from all of our stakeholders including teachers, staff, parents, business owners and community residents.
“BWP will be seeking and interviewing only highly qualified applicants for the position. While gathering community input, the position will be advertised internally and interested candidates will be vetted by BWP.”
Over the next few weeks the board will be gathering input from the community in order to create a “leadership profile” for a future superintendent. Tandy noted the board hopes to receive input from as many people as possible through the use of forums and a survey online (click here), as well as through the use of target focus groups. Of particular interest, the board is seeking the public’s opinion on the three or four most important qualities for the next superintendent to possess.
In addition to the aforementioned venues to receive information about the search, Tandy noted that regular updates on the search will be provided both during board meetings as well as on the WCS website under a link entitled, “Superintendent Search.”
She said the numerous achievements of Hintz’s tenure with the school corporation including increased graduation rates, the creation of a strategic plan, the achievement of an “A” rating from the Indiana Department of Education for the corporation for the past consecutive 2 years, the creation of Professional Learning Communities, increased course offerings, the forging of community relationships and, lastly, the fact that the corporation’s finances have remained “fiscally conservative, balanced and strong.”