Here are the three finalists for the DeKalb superintendent:
I just posted another blog on their backgrounds. Check it out here.
* Dr. Gloria Davis, Superintendent of Decatur (Illinois) Public Schools
* Arthur R. Culver, Superintendent of Champaign (Illinois) Community Unit School District #4
* Dr. Lillie Cox, Superintendent of Hickory (North Carolina) Public Schools
From the school system on Thursday’s public forum with the three candidates:
During the forum, each superintendent candidate will have 50 minutes to introduce themselves and answer 10 written questions from the public. Parents and members of the community are invited to submit written questions of the candidates. Questions from the public must be submitted at the forum prior to 5:30 p.m.
Parents and those in the community who cannot attend the forum can submit written questions on the DeKalb Schools website at www.dekalbsuperintendentsearch.com. The forum also will be broadcast live on Dekalb Schools’ PDS TV 24 cable access channel on Comcast.
After each candidate makes a presentation and answers questions, members of the public will be asked to fill out a form regarding each candidate. These forms will be collected and presented to the DeKalb County Board of Education for its consideration during the selection process.
The Board of Education is seeking a permanent superintendent for the DeKalb County School System. This is one of the Board’s most important responsibilities, and the Board is conducting a national search for a leader for DeKalb Schools.
The Board of Education is committed to making the Superintendent Search Process open and transparent, and its search will include multiple opportunities for public input and discussion. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this important decision for our schools.
For more information and updates on the permanent superintendent search, please visit www.dekalbsuperintendentsearch.com.
–From Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog