December 17, 2015
Contact: Kameron Perez-Verdia
Anchorage School Board
The Anchorage School Board is launching its search for a new superintendent with the selection of a Superintendent Search Advisory Committee and solicitation of proposals from executive search firms.
School Board President Kameron Perez-Verdia said the advisory committee will create outreach and engagement opportunities to ensure the voices of Anchorage’s diverse community and ASD staff inform the selection process.
Advisory committee members will convene discussions and conduct surveying to gather perspectives both on the future direction of ASD and desired characteristics, skills and experience of the next superintendent.
“We’re excited about the range of perspective the advisory committee will bring to our search process,” said Perez-Verdia. “Most members have been identified through recommendations by community organizations and staff groups. The board is pleased these individuals are willing to serve on the committee and support the search process.”
Committee members include:*
Additionally, the board plans to contract with a national executive search firm to find qualified candidates for the superintendent position with the contract award to be announced on January 21st. Perez-Verdia said the board will work with the Alaska Association of School Boards (AASB) to ensure that all qualified and interested candidates within Alaska are identified.
Once a search firm has been selected, a search timeline will be finalized which will include opportunities for the community to meet the final candidates. The advisory committee will assist the board in gathering community and staff input into the final selection.
Updates on the search process will be available at www.asdk12.org/superintendent/search.
*Descriptions were changed to reflect committee members' representations of specific areas rather than specific places of employment.