ERIC Number: ED224090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb-27
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Consultants in Selecting a Superintendent.
Johnson, Carroll F.
The role of the consultant in the superintendent selection process is to assist the board of education in three major areas: in defining the qualifications and characteristics desired in the superintendent, in obtaining a large pool of qualified candidates meeting the defined criteria, and in following procedures that will permit making the best choice from this pool of candidates. In fulfilling these responsibilities, the consultant is charged with helping assure the integrity of the selection process and, in the course of that process, enhancing the dignity, reputation, and image of the board. The consultant specifies the roles appropriate to all parties in the process, including not only the board and the candidates but also the teachers, administrators, students, parents, and citizens involved, as well as the candidates' families and home communities. The consultant is also expected to study the credentials of the candidates, to investigate in depth the qualifications of outstanding candidates, and to recommend a slate of finalists. Finally, the consultant must be knowledgeable concerning the techniques and methodology suitable to making sound choices among superior candidates. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Consultant Role
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (114th, New Orleans, LA, February 26-March 1, 1982).