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Fulton Schools Superintendent Search - January Update

Superintendent Search Update

Happy New Year from the Fulton County Board of Education. The year 2019 promises to be a great year for Fulton County Schools with amazing things happening for our students, teachers and staff. One of the top priorities for the Board this year will be identifying and hiring a new leader as Superintendent.

As we begin our search, we would like to make you part of our effort. Over the next few weeks, we are requesting your thoughts on the characteristics and experiences you feel a candidate for Superintendent should have to best suit our district. We would ask that our community, including students, parents, teachers, school and district staff, Fulton residents and business partners take time to provide your thoughts. To ensure broad input, we are implementing several ways for you to contact us:

  • Survey: Individuals can fill out the public survey between the dates of Jan 9th - Jan 23rd. (THE ONLINE SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED)
  • Email: You can email the Board directly at superintendentsearch@fultonschools.org.
  • Public Meetings: Each Board Member will hold public community meetings within the next week. Information about the time and locations for each district can be found here.

Within the next month, we will collect all of your input and report back to you with the results. The information we receive will help develop the priorities used to review the qualifications of the candidates against the needs of the district.

As we move forward with the input process, we will also be casting a wide net to seek a qualified and diverse set of candidates. This will include a nationwide search to include outreach to multiple sources. Several search firms will be contacted requesting they provide candidates which meet our profile. We will advertise our vacancy in national education magazines, talk with various education professionals including other superintendents and send notices directly to school systems of a certain size announcing our vacancy.

Interviews will be conducted later this winter/spring and will include site visits by Board members to the candidates’ current communities, where we will seek candid opinions and assessments of the candidates.

The Board understands and appreciates the partnership with you, the individuals we serve. We value your perspectives, and we will utilize your insights as we serve to fulfill our responsibility in setting the priorities and leadership of the school system.

As we move through the Superintendent search process, we have great confidence in our school staff, principals, area superintendents, district staff and interim Superintendent Dr. Cindy Loe that students will continue to receive the best education possible. We are fortunate to have talented teachers, principals, and administrative personnel across the district who work every day to keep the focus on learning opportunities, well-being and safety of our students and schools. The Board thanks these dedicated individuals for their continued service.

Linda Bryant, President
Julia Bernath, Vice President