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Independence Elementary School principal Sharman Ensminger translates qualities desired in the next leader.
As of Tuesday, January 16, 2018
INDEPENDENCE — The search is on for a new principal at Central High School. About 40 people gathered in the cafeteria at CHS on Jan. 9 to add their ideas to what would make a great leader.
Bilingual, part of the community, and diplomat were just a few of the ideas contributed by community members to the growing list of desired qualities.
The position was posted on the Central School District’s website and other media outlets on Monday. Superintendent Jennifer Kubista said it will remain open “until filled.”
Kubista said she had already led information-gathering sessions with high school staff.
“We want a quality instructional leader, with good management, but even in those, do you want them walking down the hallways and knowing all the kids,” Kubista said. “We want someone who understands how we use data and how we drive that to support kids academically, socially and emotionally.”
She said she and the Central school board hope to close the position on Feb. 5, but will base it on the applicants received.
If all goes as planned, the initial interviews will be the week of Feb. 12, with final interviews the week of Feb. 19, Kubista said.
Along the way, committees consisting of community members, Central staff and teachers will help with the hiring process.
The community may get involved in the process by emailing info@central.
k12.or.us, or calling the district office at 503-606-2201.