School Superintendent Cover Letters

 

February

18.2017

Members

of

the

SearchCommittee:

After

carefully

reviewing

the

posting

for

superintendent

and

researching

yourdistrict

and

community,

I

am

forwarding

my

resume

for

your

consideration.

With

over

twenty-three

years

in

education,

currentlyserving

as

Superintendent

Designee

and

Executive

Director

of

Curriculum

and

SchoolswithRobbinsdaleAreaSchoolsinMinnesota.1believeIbringtherequisiteeducationand

skill

tothis

position.

Specifically.

1offer

demonstratedleadership

ability,a

commitment

to

equity

andimprovingstudents'academicachievement,andexperienceworkinginhigh-poverty,

urbanschool

districts

withlarge

refugeeand

EnglishLanguageLearner

studentpopulations.Likewise,I

havewell-developedorganizationalandadministrativeexpertise.

Throughout

mycareer.I

have

enhanced

and

refined

my

leadership

skillsasIinterfaced

both

with

my

fellow

educators

and

with

members

ofthecommunities

in

which

I

have

served.

In

each

assignment,I

focused

onbringingdiversegroups,withvariedinterests,togethertoaddress

academicchallengesandcelebratesuccesses.

Asadirectreflection

of

mysupporttoschoolsandmystrategicleadership,whilewithAtlanta

PublicSchools.Iincreasedthe2015graduationrateinoneyeartoanall-timehigh

of

71.5

percent,up

12.4

percentagepoints

from

thepreviousyear,priortomyarrival.Ialsoincreased

therate

of

studentswithdisabilitiesgraduatingwithgeneraleducationdiplomasby22.7

percentagepoints.Further.1reducedthegapbetweenAfricanAmericanandwhitestudent

graduationratesinAtlantaby7.7percentagepoints.Insimilar

fashion.

Iwasabletomaintain

thisincreasein2016andevengraduated150morestudentsthanin2015.Thisisan

improvementonmyaccomplishmentswithAustinIndependentSchoolDistrictwhereIgarnered

a4.1percentagepointincreaseinthegraduationrateintwoyears.IreducedthegapbetweenAfricanAmericanandwhitestudentgraduationratesby2.5percentagepointsovertwoyears.

Likewise.IreducedthegapbetweenHispanicandwhitestudentgraduationratesby5

percentagepointsinthesametimespan.

Additionally.Ihavebeenabletoworkcloselywithgrassrootsorganizationstoincreasemalepresenceinourschools.InMilwaukee.WisconsinwhereIservedasChiefTransformationOfficer.Iwasabletoleveragelocal,stateandfederalresourcestoincreasethenumber

of

economicallydisadvantagedandstudents

of


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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