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Superintendent Search

Stakeholder Input Form

The Whittier City School District, Board of Education, is soliciting input in the superintendent selection process. Numerous meetings have been scheduled with the consultants from McPherson & Jacobson L.L.C. to receive input. We realize not everyone’s schedule allows attendance at one of those meetings. Please provide your input by answering the questions below. All individual responses will remain anonymous.
Note: Responses will be published as entered. Profanity and defamation of character statements will be removed.


Superintendent Search Timeline

  1. Closing date for applications: October 7, 2021 (11:30 p.m. central time)
  2. Board of Education selects finalists to interview: October 23 or 25, 2021
  3. Interviews with the Board of Education: November 6 & 7, 2021
  4. Selection of new Superintendent: November 16, 2021
  5. Start date: December 1, 2021 or a date agreed upon between the district and the successful candidate 

Superintendent Recruitment

The Whittier City School District is seeking an exceptional leader to be their next superintendent. The candidate must have the background, skills, and abilities essential for excellence in educational leadership. The board recognizes that selecting a superintendent is one of the most important decisions it will make. The Board developed the following desired characteristics:
  • A proven visionary TK-8 instructional leader who values equity. Someone who is genuine, leads by example, and possesses the characteristics of kindness, empathy and knows how to develop a trusting culture.
  • A superintendent with passion and who is a true collaborator not only on our campuses but throughout the Whittier community. A visible leader who has experience in connecting, working, and fostering mutual respect with staff and the community.
  • An effective communicator who listens and respects differing views and opinions. A person who effectively relates and understands diverse cultures and is skilled in problem-solving while being able to multi-task effectively. A leader who believes in core values and has the courage and belief to follow those values.
  • A fiscally responsible manager who has experience and understanding of school finance and has worked with the budget development process. A person who understands how to maintain and improve infrastructure, district technology, and facilities. A leader who participates in and promotes purposeful professional staff development and has experience in strategic planning.
  • An educational leader and equity champion who understands the unique needs of all children, and a leader who recognizes effective governance as an asset to support district-led initiatives to support student learning for students.