The WPSD Board of Directors in conjunction with the Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) Search Consultants, are conducting the search for the next Superintendent of Schools for the William Penn School District (WPSD). Information and updates can be found here and on the DCIU website: https://www.dciu.org/. Please check back regularly for information and updates.
WPSD Superintendent Leadership Qualities Survey
The WPSD community is invited to participate in a survey to help determine key leadership qualities that you believe the next Superintendent should possess. This is an opportunity for you to have a voice in helping to develop a leadership profile that will guide the selection of the next superintendent. Please take a moment to click on the link and complete the survey, which should take you approximately 10 minutes. The survey is also available in the main offices of each district building. All responses must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on October 4, 2019. Your input is valued and appreciated.
A timeline for the superintendent search was developed by the WPSD Board of Directors.
The general Search Timeline is as follows.
July – August 2019
Meetings with the Board and Superintendent Search Subcommittee
Soft launch for advertising
September – November 2019
Survey and Community and Staff Focus Groups*
Advertising and Recruitment
December – February 2020
Screening Process and Interviews
February – March 2020
Finalist Selection and Appointment
A survey, which purpose is to garner community input about characteristics most desired in the next Superintendent will be available between September and October 2019.
The entire WPSD community will be invited to participate in focus groups to help determine the leadership qualities desired in the next Superintendent. A schedule for the focus groups and Save-the-Date flyer were reviewed and approved by the Board.
Focus Group dates for the community:
Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 10:00 am – Penn Wood Middle School
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 10:00 am – Bell Avenue Elementary School Auditorium
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 6:00 pm – Penn Wood High School-Library
Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 7:00 pm – Penn Wood High School Cypress Street Campus
All members of the community are welcome to attend. The WPSD Board of Directors will be providing transportation to the focus groups for community members. More information regarding how to sign up for a focus group and transportation will be forthcoming.
Focus Group Dates for Administrators, Staff and Students:
Support Staff: Monday, October 14, 2019 | 4:00 pm – Admin. Office, Green Ave.
Administrative: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 4:00 pm – Admin. Office, Green Ave.
Professional Staff: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 4:00 pm – Penn Wood High School, Green Ave. Campus Library
Students: To Be Announced
Check back for registration and updates.