The candidates for Superintendent included cover letters with their resumes. The full cover letters can be found on the Rochester Community Schools website. They often reveal more about the priorities and beliefs of a candidate than their resumes. Resumes and job history can be found in my previous post Superintendent Search: Resumes.
As referenced in Patch, the schedule for the first round of interviews at the Rochester Community Schools Administration Building is:
Monday, March 14:
6 p.m.: Thomas Harwood, assistant superintendent for human resources and labor relations, Grosse Pointe Public Schools
7:30 p.m.: Karl Paulson, superintendent, Lakeview Public Schools (St. Clair Shores)
Wednesday, March 16
6 p.m.: Geraldine Moore, assistant superintendent for instruction, Rochester Community Schools
7:30 p.m.: Gary Richards, superintendent, Imlay City Schools
Thursday, March 17
6 p.m.: Frederick Clarke, superintendent Albion Public Schools
7:30 p.m.: Paul DeAngelis, deputy superintendent for educational services, Birmingham Public Schools
The interviews are open to the public and comment forms will be available after the interviews. While the interviews will be broadcast on the district cable station beginning at 8 AM on March 20, I do not know if they will be available via webcast earlier.
Comment regarding the selection of the Superintendent can be emailed to the Board of Education at RCS-Boardofeducation@rochester.k12.mi.us (My email to this address did get kicked back, so you may want to use their website contact form.)
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Dear Mr. Boswell,
I am writing to apply for the position of School Superintendent with the Sweet Valley School District. I am an educator with over 20 years of experience in the field of education. The past eight of those years have been spent in administrative roles.
In my current position as School Superintendent with the Dean Township School District I oversee the daily workings of ten separate school buildings handle the budgets for the entire district manage serious personnel issues and act as a school representative in the community. Organization and attention to detail are the keys to my success; I am adept at staying on top of meetings and turning in reports on time. In addition I value communication and strive to keep my staff on the same page. I have strong conflict resolution and critical thinking skills and am able to handle issues with professionalism when they arise. I have earned the respect of colleagues for my quick thinking and level head. I would truly like to bring my professionalism dedication and knowledge to the team Sweet Valley as your School Superintendent.
I am confident that I am a superior candidate for the position of Sweet Valley School District Superintendent and look forward to meeting with you to discuss my qualifications in depth. Please reach out to me by phone or email to schedule an interview. I thank you for your time.