The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 21, 2003


Superintendent search picks up speed

The major portion of the School Committee meeting on November 5 was taken up by a focus panel exercise directed by Richard Warren of the professorial search company, Future Management Systems. In business since 1979 the company has had 23 years experience working with over 300 school systems as well as with corporate and human service organizations. It hopes to complete the process for Carlisle by the end of February.

The company professes strong background in assessing community needs and common goals. They have a wide range of experience in leadership searches in education and have what they believe is a successful track record. They will perform in-depth reference checking and will bring up issues relevant to the process individually and within the community to be assured of a successful search.

In the first step in the process, the focus panel, School Committee members were asked by Richard Warren to brainstorm and describe the strengths, the challenges, and the opportunities posed by the community and the school.

The School Committee in the meantime is recruiting a larger formal nine-member search committee which will have one delegate each from the faculty, the School Committee, students, Board of Selectmen, Carlisle School Association, the Carlisle Education Foundation, the community at large, Carlisle Parent Advisory Committee, and the School Administration.

The salary range for the new superintendent is $110,000-$125,000. An ad will be developed asking for applicants for Superintendent of a "small high quality K-8 system" to begin the position on July 1, 2004. CSC member Michael Fitzgerald wondered whether Carlisle would attract a person at the beginning or at the end of a career. In his experience Warren answered it could be either one.

2003 The Carlisle Mosquito