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Everett Public Schools seeks community feedback on new superintendent search

Before beginning the process to recruit a new superintendent, the Everett School District invites community members to provide their thoughts about what the new superintendent's role should be. An online tool will be open to the public from January 29th to February 10th.

From an Everett Public Schools news release.

On January 11, 2019, Superintendent Gary Cohn announced he was retiring after 10 years of district leadership. That announcement set into motion a series of events including looking for a superintendent search firm and defining the characteristics needed for the next superintendent to be successful.

The selection of a superintendent is central to the direction of the school district and to continue the exemplary work to graduate students on time and prepare them to be successful after high school.

An essential component in defining the right leadership profile for the next superintendent is to gather feedback from students, families, staff and the community.

Starting Tuesday, January 29th, the district will use an engagement tool called Thoughtexchange to gather community, family and student feedback to share with the superintendent search consultants. This exchange will remain open to the public through Sunday, February 10th.

During this process, participants are asked to respond to two open-ended questions and then rate ideas shared by others. Thoughts and ratings are anonymous and new thoughts will be added to the conversation as others join in the exchange.

The district encourages the community to return often to view and rate additional thoughts. The more you rate, the clearer the hiring priorities will become.

Join the exchange now:

To participate by text in any language, text ‘Hello’, ‘Hola', ‘Zdravo', ‘你好’, ‘ Xin chao’, ‘Kamusta’, etc. ... to 728-55 then enter the 9-digit code: 140-933-555.