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Dexter School Board Seeks Feedback in Superintendent Search

Residents can share input with the board and the Michigan Leadership Institution at a public meeting on Dec. 19.

The Dexter Community Schools Board of Education and the Michigan Leadership Institution are seeking public input prior to the selection of a new superintendent for the school district.

Representatives from the Michigan Leadership Institute will be in the district on Dec. 19 to gather input regarding desired attributes the next superintendent should be able to demonstrate.

The new superintendent will replace outgoing Superintendent Mary Marshall, who was recently hired to a new position at Pentwater Schools.

The information session will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Creekside Intermediate School media center.

For more information, call 734-424-4100.

Shawn Letwin December 10, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Excellent request! Put me down for the same suggested qualities I gave last time. You know what, lets go a step farther and please go ahead and even use the ones from the time before too (or is it 3 times we have been asked?). Please add that the candidate should have the intent to be the superintendent for more than 2-3 years. Since 1998 (less than 14 yrs) Dexter had Hanson, Spargur, Shirk, Marshall, Glass, Marshall and probably Desmarias for at least the second half of this year. In addition, the superintendent should be able to create and implement an effective plan to dismantle the current building structure of K-2, 3-4, 5-6 to the universally recognized elementary school structure of K-6 (also encouraged by Paula Thomas upon her retirement); June 23, 2010 (Dexter Leader)..."Thomas hinted at potential future restructuring of the schools. “Two years is not enough time to be with kids … as far as the transitions for kids and the staff getting to know them we need them for longer,” she said. She said that her experience teaching in a K-5 district convinced her that that is the best configuration for the lower grades." And as for the compensation, well it is going to be a challenge knowing that the CFO (yes, Dexter Schools has a CFO) is paid over $100K per year with an additional compensation package of almost $30K (25% of the salary) which is on top of the $15K paid by the district for medical insurance; plus a 100K life insurance policy.

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