To maintain an open line of communication with the community as the district moves forward with its search for a new superintendent of schools, the Lynbrook Board of Education invited parents and community residents to attend a superintendent search forum on Tuesday at Lynbrook High School.
[Editor's Note: Everyone who spoke up at the meeting expressed their support for keeping Dr. Melissa Burak, now Interim Superintendent, at the helm. Click here to learn more about how residents and faculty are rallying for her to get the job.]
The meeting was facilitated by School Leadership, LLC, a well-known school district executive search firm. The purpose of the forum was to listen to the community's response to the following questions: What would attract a highly qualified educator to seek the position of superintendent of schools? In your opinion, what are some of the major leadership challenges the new superintendent will face over the next three to five years? What professional qualifications, prior experiences and personal qualities should the new superintendent of schools possess?
If you were unable to attend this meeting, you may still offer your input by visiting www.lynbrook.k12.ny.us to fill out the Lynbrook UFSD Superintendent Search Questionnaire sometime before October 26. You may return it either directly to School Leadership, LLC or to District Clerk Elizabeth Mueller at the district's administration office located at 111 Atlantic Ave., Lynbrook, NY 11563.
The information obtained at this meeting and through the survey will be developed into a set of search specifications that, once approved by the board, will be used as a guide to conduct the search.
Lynbrook school officials said hiring a new superintendent of schools is the most important responsibility of any Board of Education. The members of the Lynbrook Board of Education thank the many community members who provided their valuable input by participating in this important search process.
What qualifications and qualities do you think the next Lynbrook schools chief should have? Let us know in the comments section.