Northwest Leadership Associates, the consulting firm assisting the Olympia School District in its search for a new superintendent, has posted an online job announcement for individuals interested in applying for the leadership position. Dates have also been set for daylong interviews with finalists, including an opportunity for community input.
The deadline to apply for the Olympia School District superintendent position is March 7, 2017. The individual selected will replace Dick Cvitanich, who retires effective June 30, 2017.
Thank you to everyone who responded to the online superintendent search survey and attended the series of 18 staff, student and community focus groups to gather input on qualities and characteristics desired in the next superintendent. Input was used to help develop the job announcement.
Next opportunity for staff input
The school board is expected to review job applicants and select finalists by mid-March. Finalists will be invited to tour the district and meet with employees, students, community members and the school board.
The district has set aside March 20-23 for the daylong finalist interviews; however, the schedule could change depending on the number of finalists selected by the Olympia School Board.
Each finalist will visit the district for an entire day and will meet with various groups at the same time each day.
District employees are invited to meet candidates between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. March 20-23 at Olympia Regional Learning Academy (ORLA), 2400 15th Ave. S.E., Olympia.