Superintendent Search

 

Dear District 128 Stakeholder:
 
As you may know, Dr. Prentiss Lea, District 128 Superintendent, has announced his retirement effective at the end of the current school year. The Board wants to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Lea for his outstanding leadership as our superintendent for the past 13 years.

The Board of Education has begun the search process for a new superintendent who will begin duties on July 1, 2021. To help with this process, the Board has selected School Exec Connect, an educational search firm, to assist in the search. The consultants assisting the Board are Dr. David Clough and Dr. Linda Yonke. 
 
The first step in this process is to engage the community and staff in the development of a New Superintendent Profile that the consultants will present to the Board on October 26.  Information will be gathered from stakeholder focus groups and from an on-line survey.  Once developed, the New Superintendent Profile will guide us in the recruitment of candidates and the final selection of the new superintendent.
 
Please stay up-to-date on information about the search process by visiting this link to the District website’s  “Superintendent Search” page. We hope to receive your input on this important task by participating in the confidential online survey.  It should take you about ten minutes to participate. The survey will be open from October 5 through October 15.  Please visit this link to access the survey.
 
As we move forward, our most important consideration is securing the strongest candidate pool and, ultimately, the best person to lead our District. A Confidential Stakeholder Committee will be established to interview the two or three final candidates and share their feedback with the Board of Education. We trust that those involved in the search will hold candidate names confidential throughout the process. 
 
The Board looks forward to your support and assistance with this undertaking. Please contact the consultants assisting us should you have any questions or comments regarding the search:  Dr. David Clough daveanddonnacl@msn.com and Dr. Linda Yonke yonkelinda@gmail.com.
 
Sincerely,
 
The Community High School District 128 Board of Education