LANSING | The Sunnybrook Elementary District 171 School Board will soon begin interviews with candidates interested in becoming the district’s next superintendent.
The search firm of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates is scheduled to present the board with the names of five superintendent candidates on Feb. 9, said District 171 Interim Superintendent Barbara West.
There are 68 applicants for the position so far and the firm is in the process of interviewing 12 or 13 candidates, said Bill Attea, a senior associate with the search firm and a member of the District 171 superintendent search team.
He said all of the candidates being considered have superintendent or central office experience and he is pleased with “the caliber and quality” of the candidates.
The School Board is to conduct initial interviews with two of the candidates on Feb. 15 and will meet with three others on Feb. 16. Two or three semifinalists are to be chosen by the board after the first round of interviews and will be called back for second interviews on March 6, 7, and possibly March 8.
Board members are expected to choose a superintendent finalist once the second round of interviews are completed and are scheduled to visit the candidate’s current work site during the week of March 11, according to the search timetable.
As planned, the board may be ready to announce its superintendent choice March 18.
The district hired the firm to help search for a successor to former Superintendent Joseph Majchrowicz who retired last summer. West, a retired Homewood Elementary District 153 superintendent, was chosen to serve as interim superintendent for the remainder of the current school year.
Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates has used input from the board, community, staff, teachers, and parents to create a list of most wanted qualities and leadership profile for the new superintendent of the Lansing-Lynwood school system.