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Thursday, December 9, 2021

School Board releases what qualities they want in new superintendent

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The KISD Board of Trustees have agreed upon a set of qualifications and characteristics that they will be looking for in their search of a new superintendent. Superintendent Gary Dugger who has served for 17 years, announced his retirement in May of this year. {{more: continue …}}
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Dugger will work until the end of the year while the search is conducted.
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The Board released the following list to the Kennedale News this past week.
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QUALIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS …
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The superintendent, as chief executive officer, is accountable to the Board of Trustees, which expects the superintendent to be the education leader of Kennedale ISD. The Superintendent works closely with the Board of Trustees to develop and implement policies and programs designed to carry out the district’s mission.?
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In concert with the staff, students, and the community, the Board of Trustees has identified certain characteristics and qualifications as highly desirable in a Superintendent:?

  • A leader with a proven record of successful management of school finance, assessment and accountability, and all UIL programs who can make and defend difficult decisions that are best for all students and the district.?
  • A visible leader that resides in the district and is actively engaged at school functions and community events.?
  • A highly effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills and a proven record of maintaining effective two way communication with staff and the community at all levels.
  • A team

    builder that is committed to work in partnership with the Board Of students,

    staff, parents and community to build a climate of transparency, mutual trust,

    and cooperation and who is committed to the continued long term success of

    Kennedale ISD.

  • A respected

    leader with outstanding networking ability that understands and has been involved

    with the legislative and political processes at the state level; and can

    successfully maintain and develop the partnerships that are important to the success

    of the district at the local level.

  • A

    successful leader with executive level experience or above.

  • A

    progressive visionary that has had proven success in implementing instructional

    technology and innovative strategies in today’s classroom.

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