Superintendent Search Process Moving Forward With Candidate Interviews

The Sartell-St. Stephen School 748 Board of Education continues moving forward with the superintendent search process. The Board has contracted with School Exec Connect, a superintendent search firm, to assist with the search for a new superintendent. Board members want the community to be informed and involved in the process with opportunity for feedback.

On January 27, the School Board and consultants from School Exec Connect will meet to review and approve a slate of candidates for initial interviews.  The Board will interview six to seven recommended candidates on January 28 and 29. These interview sessions will start at 5:00 p.m. at the District Service Center. On January 29, the Board will narrow the field to two or three finalists.  

The next round of individual interviews will occur on February 3, 5 and 6, if needed.  Each finalist will be invited for an all-day interview process including an open forum at 5:00 p.m. in Sartell High School Media Center.  This forum will be open to staff, students and community members.  Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of the candidates and complete a feedback form to be shared with the School Board.  This interview day will end with a final Board interview at 7:45 p.m. at the Sartell High School Media Center.  The Board is asking staff, students and community to provide input into the selection.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend ALL public meetings to be involved in the search process.

“We are excited to move forward with the search process and finding a superintendent that will support our district’s vision and mission. I hope that the community will take the time to be part of the process by being at the sessions, asking questions of the candidates and providing feedback to the Board,” shared Michelle Meyer, Board Chair. 
 
The Board plans to act on the new superintendent’s contract in February.  
 
Please feel free to contact Ken Dragseth (952-210-2790) or Greg Vandal (320-247-3739) with any questions regarding the search.