School Meeting on Principal Search

Event Date: 

Tue 11/28/17 8:30am



Ward Principal Search: Message from Newton 
School Superintendent
Dear Ward Families,
As you are aware, Elaine Harold is serving as interim principal through the end of the 2017-18 school year. We are so fortunate to have an interim principal who is highly skilled and experienced. I know Elaine will continue to do everything possible to support Ward through the end of the year.
Selecting a principal is one of the most critical decisions made by a superintendent. Principals are expected to provide excellent educational leadership, establish a positive school culture, and manage the daily operation of the building. Since the principal's position impacts the entire school community, it is important that the process provide an opportunity to solicit feedback from a range of stakeholders, including parents and families.
The principal search process that we are about to enter will include opportunities for parents to provide input electronically, serve on a Selection Advisory Committee (SAC) and meet finalists as they visit the school. Please select the following to link to participate in the online survey: Ward Principal Parent Survey. The survey will be available through December 15.
I am scheduling a meeting with Ward families to discuss the principal search. At this meeting, I will review the process and timeline for selecting a principal, solicit input on the professional and personal attributes you seek in a principal, and explain how you may be directly involved in the search process.
The meeting will take place on November 28, 8:30 a.m. at Ward. I hope you will be able to join me so we may work together to secure the best possible leadership for all members of the Ward community.
David Fleishman