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dr. cheryl james-ward named lone finalist for superintendent

dr. cheryl james-ward named lone finalist for superintendent

October 10, 2021
 
After a lengthy process of gathering stakeholder input with 48 community-based meetings over a two-week period, a nation-wide search which included the review of 17 applicants, and a comprehensive interview process of the top applicants, the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) School Board is pleased to announce Dr. Cheryl James-Ward as the lone finalist for Superintendent of the San Dieguito Union High School District.
 
superintendent search SUMMARY REPORT

superintendent search SUMMARY REPORT

September 30, 2021
 
At the September 30 Board of Trustees Meeting, JG Consulting provided a summary report following its facilitation of 48 community-based meetings including staff, students and community organiziations during the Superintendent Search Process. 
 
search process • Community input options • virtual & in-person meetings

search process • Community input options • virtual & in-person meetings

The Board of Trustees has partnered with JG Consulting to lead the San Dieguito Union High School District superintendent search process. As part of this process, the Board is seeking input from the community to help guide the Board’s selection of the next permanent superintendent. Parents, staff, students and community members may share their input at 10 in-person school site meetings, or in one of five virtual town hall meetings that will be held the week of September 20-24, 2021. 
 
In-Person School Site Meetings
      •         San Dieguito HS Academy – Monday, Sept. 20 / 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Mustang Commons
      •         Carmel Valley Middle School – Monday, Sept. 20 / 6:30 - 7:30 pm - PAC
      •         La Costa Canyon High School - Tuesday, Sept. 21 / 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Learning Commons
      •         Canyon Crest Academy - Tuesday, Sept. 21 / 6:30 - 7:30 pm - Theatre
      •         Pacific Trails Middle School - Wednesday, Sept. 22 / 5:00 - 6:00 pm - MPR (Multi-Purpose Room)
      •         Earl Warren Middle School - Wednesday, Sept. 22 / 6:30 - 7:30 pm - The Cove
      •         Diegueño Middle School - Thursday, Sept. 23 / 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Learning Commons
      •         Torrey Pines High School - Thursday, Sept. 23 / 6:30 - 7:30 pm - Lecture Hall
      •         Oak Crest Middle School - Friday, Sept. 24 / 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Learning Commons
      •         Requeza Education Center - Friday, Sept. 24 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - MPR (Multi-Purpose Room)
      •         San Dieguito HS Academy – Tuesday, Sept. 28 / 7:00 - 8:00 pm - Mustang Commons - FORO PUBLICO EN ESPANOL!
 
Virtual Town Hall Meetings
Daily Zoom meetings from Monday, Sept. 20 through Friday, Sept. 24 / 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (Zoom Link). 
      • Monday, Sept. 20 • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm • Zoom Link
      • Tuesday, Sept. 21 • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm • Zoom Link
      • Wednesday, Sept. 22 • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm • Zoom Link
      • Thursday, Sept. 23 • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm • Zoom Link
      • Friday, Sept. 24 • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm • Zoom Link
 
 
Those attending onsite/in-person school-based forums will be required to wear masks. Those who do not wish to wear masks may participate via the virtual town hall meetings. (JGC will offer separate/additional opportunities for district employees.)
 
Input may also be shared through a survey: ENGLISH SURVEY | SPANISH SURVEY
superintendent search consultant selected

superintendent search consultant selected

September 9, 2021
 
The Board of Trustees for the San Dieguito Union High School District (the “Board”) has selected JG Consulting to conduct a search for a new superintendent. The Board has requested an expedited search to name a candidate by October 14. More information regarding the timeline of the application process will be posted soon.
 
Request for proposals for SUPERINTENDENT search CONSULTANT

Request for proposals for SUPERINTENDENT search CONSULTANT

September 8, 2021
 
The Board of Trustees will hold a Special Board Meeting at 4:00 pm on September 9, 2021, to review proposals, conduct interviews, and select a firm to conduct a search for a new superintendent. The special meeting agenda can be found here
 
September 3, 2021
 
At its Special Board meeting on September 3, 2021, the Board of Trustees approved an expedited superintendent search timeline (Option 2 - subject to availability and guidance of a search firm) in order to appoint and approve entering into a contract with a new superintendent at its October 14th Regular Board meeting.  The special meeting agenda can be found here.
 
July 30, 2021
 
At its July 28, 2021, Special Board Meeting, the Board approved an amendment to the Request for Proposals for Superintendent Search Consultants, extending the submission deadline. More information can be found in the following links.  
 
 
 
May 21, 2021
 
The Board of Trustees for the San Dieguito Union High School District (the “Board”) seeks a qualified consultant to provide assistance with a nationwide superintendent search to include the identification, recruitment, and screening of candidates for the position of Superintendent. The consultant services are to begin soon after the Board selects the firm. The successful consultant will work under the direction of the Board.
 
SDUHSD NAMES INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT 

SDUHSD NAMES INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT 

April 30, 2021
 
Tuesday evening (April 27) during a Special Board meeting, the Board of Trustees approved a Voluntary Resignation Agreement for Dr. Robert Haley. On behalf of the entire district, we wish him well. 
 
In this unusual time of transition, the Board recognizes the need for consistency and stability for our teachers, staff, and most importantly, our students. During a Special Board meeting last evening (April 29), the Board reviewed 14 applications and interviewed eight candidates for the position of Interim Superintendent. After a comprehensive interview process and consideration, the Board appointed Lucile Lynch to serve as Interim Superintendent, subject to ratification of an Employment Agreement at the regular Board meeting in May. The Board plans to immediately begin a nationwide search for the permanent Superintendent position. 
 
Ms. Lynch has lived in the district for the entire duration of her children’s educational careers. Her two sons are proud graduates of Oak Crest Middle School and La Costa Canyon High School, where she volunteered in a variety of capacities. A former Assistant District Attorney, founder of an educational products corporation and dedicated Education Advocate, Ms. Lynch also founded Beacons, Inc., a nonprofit public benefit corporation that provides vocational training to bridge gaps to employment. Using her business and educational background, Ms. Lynch looks forward to continuing a collaborative relationship with all stakeholders and working productively with the Board to support their vision.
April 28, 2021
 
INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT 
SAN DIEGUITO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
 
The Board of Trustees has an immediate need to assure that the duties of the Superintendent continue to be performed for a temporary period of time while it conducts a search for a new Superintendent.
 
Preferred Experience includes:
 
  • Prior role as Superintendent of a public-school district or an equivalent leadership role in education, business, or other large organizations;
 
  • The Board anticipates the duration of the interim position will be approximately 8 to 12 weeks, but this may be shortened or extended based upon the progress of the superintendent search. The interim agreement will provide an indefinite time period of employment;  
 
  • Compensation based upon qualifications, experience, and contracted days.
 
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Mo Muir, Board President, at maureen.muir@sduhsd.net before 2:00 pm on Thursday, 29th of April. It is the Board’s intention to interview selected candidates beginning at 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 29th at the District Office in Encinitas or via video conference.