Message from the Superintendent
Recently, we extended an offer to the finalist of our ConVal High School Principal search. Unfortunately, due to personal reasons that unfolded during the last week of our hiring process, the finalist had to decline our offer. As a District, we are very fortunate that we have a dedicated and seasoned administrative team at ConVal High School that can continue the great work for which ConVal is known.
Gib West has graciously agreed to continue leading our high school administrative team for the 2017-2018 school year. Since we used Ray and Associates for the search, they will be assisting us with our principal search, beginning in mid-November, at no additional charge.
I have total confidence and faith that our administrative team, which will the support of two recent graduates of the Keene State College Leadership program, will provide outstanding leadership to our staff and students through the 2017-2018 school year.
We began advertising the vacancy of the ConVal High School Principal in February 2017.
In March of 2017, we contracted with Ray and Associates to do a national search for the next ConVal High School principal.
To ensure that we had an inclusive process, we held input sessions for students, parents, staff, and community members during March 2017. The information from these sessions was sent to Ray and Associates, and they narrowed a pool of more than 100 applicants to 11 individuals who would best fit the needs and characteristics that were determined during the input sessions. These candidates were sent to the selection committee on April 20, 2017.
From May 2nd– May 10th, a selection committee interviewed five candidates and determined two finalists. The two finalists came to ConVal on May 15th to meet with students, parents, and staff members. Following this process, the selection committee and the Superintendent determined a finalist and the position was offered on Wednesday May 24th, 2017.
If you have additional questions about the process please do not hesitate to contact me.