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7273 Wing Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, 48301
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Superintendent Search

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Finalist Interview Schedule

The Board of Education has announced that Mr. Patrick Watson and Mr. Robert Durecka have been named finalists for the position of Superintendent.  The final interviews are scheduled as follows:

Monday, November 18, 2019 Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Mr. Patrick Watson 

Itinerary

Community members are invited to the Meet & Greet: Candidate / Community Engagement Open Houses at the Booth Center at 12:30 p.m. and at Bloomfield Hills High School at 5:15 p.m.

Mr. Robert Durecka 

Itinerary

Community members are invited to the Meet & Greet: Candidate / Community Engagement Open Houses at the Booth Center at 12:30 p.m. and at Bloomfield Hills High School at 5:15 p.m.

 

Round One Candidate Interviews

Round One Interview Schedule

On Wednesday, November 13, we will begin the first round of interviews which will be held in Booth Center, 7273 Wing Lake Road, according to the following schedule:

 

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Mr. Patrick Watson, Principal of West Bloomfield High School in the West Bloomfield School District (Michigan)
 

 

5:30 - 6:45 p.m.
Mr. Robert Durecka, Principal of West Hills Middle School in Bloomfield Hills Schools
 
 

 

7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
Dr. Matthew Outlaw, Superintendent of Brandon School District (Michigan)
 
 
 
The interviews will be conducted in an open and video recorded meeting. Each interview will be available by 2:00 p.m. on November 14, 2019, on this webpage. Community members are welcome to attend the meeting.
 
On Thursday, November 14, the board will discuss the candidates in an open and recorded meeting. We will narrow down our choices to two, at which time we will seek community input and feedback. Narrowing our candidate pool to four was a difficult task, but we are fortunate to have received such an overwhelming response to our superintendent job posting.
 
We will share dates and times of community engagement opportunities as they are available. All information pertaining to the search will continue to be posted on this webpage, social media, and sent to families via email.
 
Sincerely,
Paul Kolin
Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education President

September 19, 2019 Update

Ray & Associates has completed the 19 community forums held throughout Bloomfield Hills Schools and received great input during the process.  More than 150 people participated in the forums, combined with online surveys completed by 138 teachers, 498 parents, 115 students, 29 community members, 49 support staff, and 26 board members & administrators.  Thank you for this amazing support! The Board of Education has compiled the comments from the online survey and is reviewing them as well. The results of the forums and survey are as follows:

 

Bloomfield Hills Schools is seeking a Superintendent who…

  • Possesses excellent people skills, presents a positive image of the district and will listen to input and make a decision when necessary. 

  • Possesses the leadership skills required to respond to the opportunities and challenges presented by an ethnically and culturally diverse community.

  • Inspires trust, has high levels of self-confidence and optimism, and models high standards of integrity and personal performance. 

  • Is a strong communicator; speaking, listening and writing. 

  • Has experience recruiting and maintaining exceptional staff for the district and schools. 

  • Is able to delegate authority appropriately while maintaining accountability. 

  • Previous experience that will benefit the long-term financial health of the district.

  • Is strongly committed to a “student first” philosophy in all decisions. 

  • Is capable of developing both short and long-range district goals. 

  • Is able to develop and communicate a vision of quality education for the future to the board, staff and community with successful experience in the selection and implementation of educational priorities consistent with the interests and needs of students, staff, board and community. 

  • Possesses ability to enhance student performance, identify and close/narrow gaps.

  • Has knowledge of emerging research and best practice in the area of curriculum/instructional design and practice. 

  • Promotes a positive and professional environment for district employees and Board.


     

Superintendent Search Update

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On July 1, Dr. Rob Glass officially ended his tenure as Superintendent of Bloomfield Hills Schools. Rob and his wife Cynthia are now New Yorkers, and we wish them luck on their journey. Tina Kostiuk, Assistant Superintendent for Finance & Operations, has been appointed Interim Superintendent and has made the transition seamlessly.

The Board of Education has hired national search firm, Ray and Associates, to guide us in the process of finding our next Superintendent. They were selected from a group of very capable firms for their comprehensive approach to engaging the community in the search process, their access to a diverse candidate pool, and their analytic tools utilized to find a good match for our district, among other reasons. At this point, they have completed their individual board member interviews, created a timeline for the search process and begun development of some informational material to inform potential candidates about our unique and wonderful district.

During the remainder of the summer, our Board will meet several times, our goal being to hire a superintendent as quickly as possible without sacrificing the thorough search needed to make the right choice for our students. You are welcome to attend any of these meetings and encouraged to share all your thoughts regarding the superintendent search with Board President Paul Kolin at PKolin@Bloomfield.org.

Please check this page for updates and upcoming meeting dates.


About Bloomfield Hills Schools

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Bloomfield Hills Schools is home to a diverse range of families; across the district, more than 60 languages are spoken in homes. This diversity of language and backgrounds creates a global community in which students can learn from one another about culture, and faculty can teach about cultural differences with ease. All 7th grade classes across the three middle schools attend a two-day World Religions field trip, during which four local religious institutions are visited. And at the high school level, a popular course is IB World Religions, in which students work directly with local religious leaders and institutions. These educational, global opportunities could not exist without the generous support of our district families and Education Foundation. 

Bloomfield Hills Schools has a PTOC (Parent Teacher Organization Council) that creates a space for all eight school buildings' PTOs to come together once a month and share best practices. The PTOC also helps to coordinate district-wide events, including the service-focused Make A Difference Day each fall and a Multicultural Celebration each spring. The PTOC and the events it plans help to create a strong sense of community within Bloomfield Hills Schools and the families they serve.

Bloomfield Hills Schools is the proud owner of two gems within the Bloomfield community: The Johnson Nature Center, and the Bowers School Farm. Hosting school field trips throughout the year, these facilities provide hands-on, outdoor learning experiences for students. At the high school level, students can enroll in classes such as Environmental Field Research, the Science of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and Veterinary Science, hosted at our nature center and farm. These facilities and the resources they offer create unique and hands-on learning opportunities that set our district apart, and showcase how our community values experiential, practical, and outdoor learning.




 



 

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