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Superintendent Search Updates

Superintendent Search Updates/Announcements
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The Board of Trustees of the East Side Union High School District is in the process of conducting an Executive Search for purposes of hiring the District’s next Superintendent. Peggy Lynch, Ed.D., Juan Garza, and Eric Andrew of Leadership Associates, an executive search firm, were selected to advise the Board in this important process.
Please check this webpage for ongoing updates and important announcements regarding this process.
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La Mesa Directiva del distrito escolar East Side está en el proceso de conducir una búsqueda ejecutiva para nuestro/a siguiente superintendente. Los consultores, Peggy Lynch, Ed.D., Juan Garza, y Eric Andrew, de la agencia de búsqueda Leadership Associates, (Asociados de Liderazgo), han sido seleccionados para asistir en este proceso importante. 
Por favor diríjanse a este sitio de internet para obtener anuncios significantes tocante a este proceso.
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Hội đồng Quản trị của Học khu East Side Union đang trong quá trình thực hiện Tìm kiếm Điều hành cho mục đích thuê Giám đốc mới của Học khu. Peggy Lynch, Ed.D., Juan Garza, và Eric Andrew của Leadership Associates, một công ty tìm kiếm điều hành, đã được chọn để tư vấn cho Hội đồng quản trị trong quá trình quan trọng này.
Vui lòng kiểm tra trang web này để biết các cập nhật mới nhất và các thông báo quan trọng liên quan đến quá trình này.

Information for Applicants for the Position of ESUHSD Superintendent
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The Board of Education of the East Side Union High School District invites highly qualified educational leaders to apply for the position of District Superintendent. We are proud of our diversity and equity work and seek a superintendent who will continue to lead us on this journey to address the education of all students. The Board welcomes a diverse group of candidates.  Click here to download the position description.

Superintendent Search Survey (survey closed)
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Consultants from Leadership Associates, an executive search firm, have developed an online survey to collect input from all stakeholders about the desired characteristics of the next superintendent. Please take the time to follow the link below and provide your input. The survey will run from January 26, 2021, to February 5, 2021, 4:00 PM.  To access the online survey, please click here.
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Consultores de la organización Leadership Associates, una agencia profesional de búsquedas ejecutivas de superintendentes, han desarrollado una encuesta en línea para juntar información de toda la comunidad sobre las características deseadas del próximo superintendente.  Tómese el tiempo para seguir el enlace a continuación y proporcionar su opinión.  La encuesta se realizará del 26 de enero del 2021 al 5 de febrero del 2021 a las 4pm. Para participar en nuestra encuesta, haga clic en este enlace.
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Các nhà tư vấn từ Leadership Associates, một công ty tìm kiếm điều hành, đã phát triển một số câu hỏi khảo sát trực tuyến để thu thập ý kiến đóng góp từ tất cả các bên liên quan về các đặc điểm mong muốn của một tổng giám đốc tiếp theo. Xin vui lòng dành một ít thời gian vào kết nối bên dưới và đóng góp ý kiến của quý vị. Khảo sát sẽ được bắt đầu từ ngày 26 tháng 1 năm 2021 đến 4 giờ chiều ngày 5 tháng 2 năm 2021. Để truy cập khảo sát trực tuyến ngay bây giờ, vui lòng nhấp vào đây.

Community Meetings/Forums with Stakeholders
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Information regarding community meetings/forums with stakeholders coming soon.

Search Process and Timeline
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Text:  Official Timeline with calendar image to the left
(Flexible based on Board direction)
Note: Blue italicized text indicates Board Participation
 November 30 District receives proposals
 December 8 Proposal Presentations; notice of award and contract, December 17
Phases 1-4
 January 21 Board confers with consultants and determines characteristics, skills & qualities desired in a new superintendent; Board publicly announces timeline and procedures for superintendent selection
 February 3 and 4 Consultants confer with staff and community designated by the Board to receive input; Online survey is posted to district website January 26- February 5
 January-February Consultants identify potential candidates; Development and posting of recruitment materials and Position Description
 February 8 and 15 Advertising and active recruitment; Ad appears in EdCal (Two consecutive publications)
Phase 5
 February 26
 5:00 PM
Deadline for applications
 February Consultants complete comprehensive reference and background checks on applicants
 March 24, (4:30 PM)
 Special Meeting
Board confers with consultants, reviews all applications and selects candidates to be interviewed; (closed session only)
Phases 6-8
 April 16-17 (9:00 AM)
 Special Meeting
Board interviews candidates; selects finalist(s) (closed session only)
 Late April Board completes the validation process of the leading candidate and makes final determination
 May 6
Board approves superintendent contract at a regularly scheduled board meeting
Phase 9
 Or sooner
 (as mutually agreed)
New superintendent begins
Approved:  January 21, 2021
Superintendent Search Timeline:   English     |     Spanish     |     Vietnamese

Superintendent Search At-A-Glance
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Frequently Asked Questions
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1.  How does the search process work?
The Board of Trustees is working with Leadership Associates to conduct a rigorous, nationwide search. The Board will seek, receive and consider input from the community, review applications, interview candidates and select the new superintendent.
2.  When will the new Superintendent be hired?
The Board of Trustees will approve and publish a timeline, which will reflect these details. Please check back if the timeline is not yet posted. These dates are subject to change as the search process continues.
3.  How and when do parents and other stakeholders weigh-in?
The Board of Trustees will be soliciting input on the characteristics, experience, and skills desired in the next superintendent via online surveys and stakeholder conference sessions. The details will be announced and posted here. Please check back.
4.  When will the District share the collected input with the public?
The information gathered will be presented to the Board of Trustees and then compiled, summarized, and incorporated into the Superintendent Position Profile / Description, which will be posted on the District's website following Board review. 
5.  Who will make the final selection?
By law, the Board of Trustees is solely responsible for hiring the new superintendent. The Board will seek, receive, and consider input from the community, review applications, interview candidates, and select the new superintendent.
6.  How can the public follow this process?
Information regarding the superintendent search process, including updates, will be posted on this website. The Board of Trustees will also provide updates regarding the superintendent search at its regularly scheduled Board meetings and in press releases.
7.  Can we find out who is applying?
All application materials, including the names of applicants and any other personally identifiable information, are confidential under law.
Frequently Asked Questions:   English     |     Spanish     |     Vietnamese

Regular and/or Special Board Meetings
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January 21, 2021
Discussion and/or Action regarding Superintendent Search Process - Peggy Lynch, Ed.D., Lead Consultant – Leadership Associates, Juan Garza, Co-Lead Consultant – Leadership Associates & Eric Andrew, Leadership Associates
December 8, 2020
Consideration, Discussion and Action to Select Executive Search Consultant for Superintendent of Schools:
Interviews of Consultant Candidates
  • Hazzard Young Attea Associates - Carolyn McKennan, Carmella Franco & Vahn Phayprasert
  • McPherson & Jacobson, LLC - William Huyett, Robert G. Ferguson & Daniel Moirao
  • Leadership Associates - Peggy Lynch, Ed.D., Juan Garza & Eric Andrew