The Aldo Leopold Governing Council has launched a formal process to search for the next Director of our great charter school. They are conducting a regional and national search to identify a qualified educator to fill this leadership role and are committed to a transparent and thorough process. To assist with this process, the Governing Council has secured the services of a national search firm; Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA). Mr. John Bash is serving as our lead HYA associate and began his engagement work with the school on Friday, February 10th hosting listening sessions with students, staff and parents during conference week. He continues to conduct listening sessions with Governing Council members, additional staff, and other friends and partners of ALCS identified by school leaders. Process Timeline The following search timeline provides an overview of the process HYA continues to develop in collaboration with our Governing Council. It will be updated, as decisions and/or changes are determined throughout the search.
Director Search Update: Friday, March 10, 2023
The Leadership Profile Report (LPR) below was presented to our Governing Council on March 9th which reflects the input themes our search firm, HYA, identified as a result of several listening sessions, written input, and a recent parent survey. The LPR will be used by the Governing Council to screen applicants. develop interview questions, and make selection decisions.
The Governing Council thanks everyone who took time to participate in the input opportunities facilitated by HYA to help inform this important selection process.
February 9 - March 9 Engagement / Profile Development
February TBD - March 22 Advertising, Recruiting, HYA Screening
March 9 Leadership Profile Report to GC
March 13-17 ALCS SPRING BREAK
March 27-31 (TBD) GC Special Mtg. Presentation of Slate
April 3-7 (TBD) Director Interviews & Selection Decision
April (TBD) GC Consideration of Director Contract
April/May (TBD) Transition Meeting (Optional)
July 1 New Director Begins
Input Opportunities The Governing Council is committed to gathering additional student and parent input regarding the search and will be determining specific strategies for this with HYA soon. As these opportunities are developed, we will update this search web page and also communicate with students and families using our established tools and strategies.
The Governing Council approved the following position announcement HYA will be using to advertise and recruit prospective candidates for the position. Families, staff and partners of our school are encouraged to share this information with leaders who may be interested and qualified for this great leadership opportunity.