The Flint Community Schools (FCS) Board of Education has opened a formal search process for the superintendent position and hopes to identify a new leader for the district by September.
Interim Superintendent Gregory Weatherspoon has been serving on a temporary basis since March 2018.
Candidates must have prior K-12 teaching experience; the ability to be accessible to and communicate effectively with all students, staff, parents, stakeholders and community partners; serve as a compassionate advocate for students, and understand strengthening student performance across all schools is the executive mission of the FCS District.
“As we look ahead to the 2018-2019 school year, we are committed to identifying a strong and dedicated leader to drive improved outcomes for the students of Flint,” says Diana Wright, FCS Board President. “We are grateful for Mr. Weatherspoon’s tireless leadership in the interim, and with the right leader, we believe the district is well-positioned for success in the years to come.”
The search process will include a series of interviews, input from the community and support from the Michigan Association of School Boards in identifying the most qualified candidate.
“We are looking for a candidate that will be keenly focused on improving student achievement, attendance and development,” Wright says. “We are committed to continuing to do more for the students of Flint, and will identify candidates that possess the skillset and passion to ensure the District’s goals are achieved.”
The application and required qualifications can be found at this link: http://www.masb.org/education-careers.aspx#sthash.28IY7kz3.Jm21gkyM.dpbs. Candidate applications will be accepted until Monday, July 9.