District 74 looking for superintendent
Updated: October 21, 2012 2:30PM
LINCOLNWOOD — Under the direction of Lincolnwood School District 74 educational leadership, search firm BWP & Associates currently seeks candidates for the district’s top administrative role.
An announcement of the superintendent vacancy and process for applying is posted on www.bwpassociates.com.
Applications are due Nov. 9.
In addition to accepting unsolicited applications, BWP & Associates representatives reported they are recruiting individuals they identified to be a good fit for the district.
“We have targeted some specific people that aren’t really looking for jobs right now,” said consultant Mark Friedman. “The key is we have to convince them this is the place for them.”
Over the next month the firm is also expected to conduct interviews with board members, school employees, parents, residents and other stakeholders to determine desired characteristics for the position.
District 74 has been without a permanent leader since March when former superintendent Mark Klaisner, along with former assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction Susan Brandt, stepped down citing “philosophical differences” with the board of education.
Their abrupt departure came one week after voters rejected a controversial referendum to build a new middle school.
Interim superintendent Kenneth Cull has served in a temporary capacity since April.