• May 15, 2019

    RE: Superintendent Search Survey and Community Meetings

    Dublin Community,

    As you know, we have launched the search process for our next Superintendent of Schools. We are eager to receive your input as we formulate the Dublin Unified School District Superintendent Leadership Profile that will guide this important work. The action plan/timeline for the search process is attached.

    ONLINE SURVEY: MAY 23 DEADLINE

    The first step in this process is to gather input from all members of our school community, including employees, parents, students, city and civic leaders, and the community-at-large, to shape the Dublin Unified School District Superintendent Leadership Profile. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the leadership characteristics and skills you feel are essential in your next superintendent. Please complete the Community Survey at https://ecrasurvey.com/dublinusdca by May 23.

    Please go to our survey site to share your thoughts on essential leadership skills. You may visit this site more than once, and you need not provide your name. Board members will receive a full and unfiltered report of all input provided.

    COMMUNITY INPUT MEETINGS
    Two community meetings are scheduled to gather your thoughts on essential leadership skills in our next Superintendent of Schools.

    • May 20 at 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Career Center at Dublin High School
    • May 21 at 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room at Fallon Middle School

    Dublin is a remarkable school district and a wonderful place to raise our children. We are so proud of our District and all that we have accomplished together. We are resolved to find the best leader possible who will connect with our community, respect and support our education professionals and staff, and share our commitment to students.

    Respectfully,


    Amy Miller
    Dan Cherrier
    Megan Rouse
    Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees

    Links:
    Survey Website: https://ecrasurvey.com/dublinusdca
    Superintendent Action Planhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1co3X4EAnrJxfFSYYpVkk9Gl8kim5yG53/view?usp=sharing

     

    May 6, 2019

    Subject: Superintendent Search Update

    DUSD Community,

    We are now launching the search process for the next Superintendent of Schools in Dublin, and we are eager to receive your input as we formulate the DUSD Superintendent Leadership Profile that will guide this important work.


    The action plan/timeline for the search process is attached. If we feel that more information or time is needed in order to execute a proper search and attract the right candidates, we will adjust the timeline. We told our consultants at Hazard Young and Attea that the only aspect of this search that is absolutely fixed is our unwavering commitment to find a leader who is a fit for DUSD.


    The first step in this multi-step process is to gather input from all members of our school community, including employees, parents, students, city and civic leaders and the community-at-large, to shape the DUSD Superintendent Leadership Profile. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the leadership characteristics and skills you feel are essential in your next superintendent.


    Logistics, such as meeting locations, are still being organized, so look for this information to be issued/posted soon. Those participating in focus group meetings will receive invitations from the search firm consultants. An online tool has been launched to gather input. Please go to our website to share your thoughts on essential leadership skills. You may visit the site more than once, and you need not provide your name. Board members will receive a full and unfiltered report of all input provided.


    Dublin is a remarkable school district and a wonderful place to raise our children. We are so proud of our District and all that we have accomplished together. We are resolved to find the best leader possible who will connect with our community, respect and support our education professionals and staff, and share our commitment to students.


    Respectfully,


    Amy Miller
    Dan Cherrier
    Megan Rouse
    Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees

    Links:
    Survey Website: https://ecrasurvey.com/dublinusdca
    Superintendent Action Plan: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1co3X4EAnrJxfFSYYpVkk9Gl8kim5yG53/view?usp=sharing

     

    April 23, 2019

    Representatives from the two executive search firms, one in person and the other via phone, presented information on their respective qualifications and experience. The board asked several questions of each, deliberated, and ultimately selected Hazard Young Attea Associates (HYA) to assist the District in its search for a new superintendent.

     

    April 10, 2019

    To The Dublin Unified School District Community:

    I am delighted to share the news that Dr. Dave Marken has agreed to serve as the Interim Superintendent of the Dublin Unified School District over the next few months as the Board of Trustees conducts a search for the District’s new leader. He will join the District team on April 15th.

    Many members of our school community remember Dr. Marken as he worked in our District for 13 years, serving as an Assistant Principal and Principal at Dublin High, a Sr. Director of Secondary Education and Student Services, and then as Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services and Human Resources. Dave then accepted a role as Superintendent of Schools at Newark Unified, where he retired after serving in that position for 5 years.

    Dr. Marken has deep roots in Dublin and his connection to our school community will help us begin the process of rebuilding while continuing the commitment to provide our students with an exceptional educational experience. His work ethic, experience, energy, compassion, and integrity will guide us through this difficult time and set the stage for our future Superintendent to take the reins. The board is excited to welcome him back and confident that we are in great hands.

    We are grateful to Dr. Matthew Campbell, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, for continuing to serve as our Acting Superintendent. Dr. Campbell stepped up with energy and commitment to provide leadership immediately following the announcement of Dr. Boozer’s departure and during this period of leadership transition.

    Dr. Marken will be in the District Monday through Thursday and will work closely with the entire District leadership team to ensure a seamless transition and smooth operations. On Fridays, Dr. Campbell will be at the helm. This schedule is due to laws that strictly prescribe the number of hours that retired public education employees can work before compromising their pension.

    We will keep you apprised of our plan to search for a new leader. We will be discussing Superintendent search firms at our Board meeting on April 23rd, which will officially begin our search process.

    Respectfully,

    Amy Miller

    President, Board of Trustees

    Dublin Unified School District

    [PDF version of April 10 letter]

     

    April 9, 2019

    The board reviewed and discussed a proposal from the one executive search firm that responded to an invitation to bid on the superintendent search work. After significant discussion, it was agreed that Trustee Cherrier would make efforts to secure proposals from additional firms. The selection of a specific firm was tabled until the next board meeting on April 23, 2019, at which time all available proposals will be reviewed and a selection made as appropriate.

     

    April 1, 2019

    During the April 1, 2019, Special Board meeting, the Board reviewed existing policies relating to the selection of a new superintendent. It was agreed that three executive search firms would be invited to the April 9, 2019, Board meeting. At that time, the search firms will deliver a statement of qualifications and respond to question from the Board before a selection is made.

     

    March 27, 2019

    Dublin Unified School District Community,

    The following communication from the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees addresses the mutually agreed upon separation with former Superintendent, Dr. Leslie Boozer. 
     
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