• Springhurst Elementary Principal Search Status Updates

    May 25, 2023

    Today we sent out the following note to families:

    Dear Springhurst Families: As many of you may have seen from the Search Status Updates and the Projected Timeline on our website, we continue to make progress on our Springhurst Principal Search process. The Principal Profile has been developed and reviewed with the Springhurst faculty and staff. We are now seeking your feedback. Please review the Profile on our website and then respond via the Google Survey by Wednesday, May 31, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. This survey is anonymous, however, as a security feature we will ask you to provide an email address to gain access to the survey. To translate the survey into languages other than English, please take the following steps:

    1. Click on the link for the form.
    2. Right-click anywhere on the form and several options will appear. 
    3. Click "Translate" or "Translate to". Another box will appear in the upper right corner. 
    4. If the language you want to translate to is not listed, click on the three vertical dots and select "Choose another language". 
    5. Click on the dropdown menu, choose the desired language and click on the "translate" button. 
    6. Proceed to fill out the form.
    Once results are collected, we will then determine if we need to make any changes to the Profile before moving on to next steps. Any revisions will be posted to the webpage noted above. Thanks very much for your assistance with this important work!
    Regarding the K-5 schedule for next year, we continue to make progress on refining our model in response to feedback. We will keep you updated on our progress. 
    Thanks very much. 


    Buenas tardes,

    Encuentre el correo electrónico adjunto del superintendente Ken Slentz:
    Estimadas familias de Springhurst: Como muchos de ustedes pueden haber visto en las Actualizaciones del estado de la búsqueda y el Cronograma proyectado en nuestro sitio web, continuamos progresando en nuestro proceso de Búsqueda del director de Springhurst. El Perfil del Director ha sido desarrollado y revisado con la facultad y el personal de Springhurst. Ahora estamos buscando sus comentarios. Revise el perfil en nuestro sitio web y luego responda a través de Google Survey antes del miércoles 31 de mayo de 2023 a las 5:00 p.m. Esta encuesta es anónima; sin embargo, como medida de seguridad, le pediremos que proporcione una dirección de correo electrónico para acceder a la encuesta. Para traducir la encuesta a otros idiomas además del inglés, siga los siguientes pasos:

           1. Haga clic en el enlace para el formulario.
           2. Haga clic derecho en cualquier parte del formulario y aparecerán varias opciones.
           3. Haz clic en "Traducir" o "Traducir a". Aparecerá otro cuadro en la esquina superior derecha.
           4. Si el idioma al que desea traducir no aparece en la lista, haga clic en los tres puntos verticales y seleccione "Elegir otro idioma".
           5. Haga clic en el menú desplegable, elija el idioma deseado y haga clic en el botón "traducir".
           6. Proceda a llenar el formulario.

    Una vez que se recopilan los resultados, determinaremos si necesitamos realizar algún cambio en el perfil antes de continuar con los siguientes pasos. Cualquier revisión se publicará en la página web mencionada anteriormente. ¡Muchas gracias por su ayuda con este importante trabajo!

    Con respecto al calendario K-5 para el próximo año, continuamos avanzando en el perfeccionamiento de nuestro modelo en respuesta a los comentarios. Te mantendremos informado sobre nuestro progreso.

    Muchas gracias.


    May 23, 2023

    This week we anticipate sending out a parent survey regarding the Principal Profile - the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that we are seeking in our next building leader - and to see if there are any key points that we may have missed. We also are finalizing our parent/community interview committee with volunteers and individuals whom we have reached out to so as to ensure that we have a broad representation on the committee. We have confirmed with a number of you already and are grateful for your willingness to assist us in this work. The Profile Committee continues to review the timeline to look for options where we might gain some days in an effort to allow the successful candidate to start sooner than September 1. We will post a revised timeline shortly. 

    May 17, 2023

    The Principal Profile Committee is presenting the DRAFT Profile to the Springhurst Faculty and staff this afternoon and will request feedback in line with the dates on the Projected Timeline. Administration continues to review the many applications received thus far (110 as of this writing) and is reviewing the timeline to see if we can shorten the duration in certain areas so as to allow the successful candidate to start sooner than September 1. Parents who have volunteered to be on the parent interview committee will be contacted next week. 

    May 12, 2023

    We are continuing to make progress in the areas noted on our search timeline with our Principal Profile Committee meeting in the early hours of the day to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions that we expect of our next building leader. We will share that document with you for feedback as noted on the timeline. Our next step will then be to assemble interview committees, one of which will be made up of parents and community members. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please review the timeline to see what the time commitment is, and then let me know at slentzk@dfsd.org if you are interested in serving in this capacity. 

    May 5, 2023

    A methodical search process has begun for Springhurst Elementary School’s next Principal. We have already received a lot of interest from staff and parents willing to serve on the various committees. The Principal Profile Committee which is comprised of faculty and staff will play a very important role in determining what attributes we are looking for in potential candidates, and setting expectations. Shorty, we will be asking parents for your feedback on the Principal Profile, as well as your interest in serving on the interview committee. A tentative search timeline and other related information can be found on the new Springhurst Principal Search Webpage. Please check back regularly for updates.