Update on search for new principal at West Bend East and West High Schools

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Jan. 10, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The note below was sent to WBSD staff and families from Erik Olson, Superintendent of Schools on Monday.

I want to provide an update and offer opportunities for you to be involved in the search process for the next principal of East and West high schools.  In an effort to recruit the most highly qualified leader who will support our ambitious aim of Excellence for All, a national search will begin January 16, 2017.

The recruitment process will involve the following stakeholder inputs:

Identify Important Characteristics and Responsibilities of the Next Leader

Starting January 16, 2017, an electronic survey will be distributed to high school staff, District administrators, students, parents, and school board members to help craft the development of a leadership profile that will assist me in the recruitment and selection of our next high school principal.  


Listening Panels

Listening panels consisting of staff, parents, students, and administrators will be formed to provide me with strengths and wonderings of each candidate.  The information provided will be utilized for further interviews and frame reference checks.  If you are interested in being considered for our Onsite Finalist Interview listening panel, tentatively scheduled for late February and early March, please click on and complete the Listening Panel Interest Survey by January 27, 2017.  If you are selected you will be notified in mid-February.


While it will be my decision on whom to recommend to the Board of Education, stakeholder input will inform my recommendation.


Tentative Recruitment Process Timeline


Announcement on Process: January 9-10, 2017

Posting:                        January 16,  2017 through February 20, 2017

Survey Deployment: January 16, 2017 through February 3, 2017

Profile Finalization: No later than February 17, 2017

Prescreens:                 February 23-24, 2017

Onsite Finalists:             February 28 and March 2, 2017

Second Interviews:      March 6-7, 2017

Contract Offer:              No later than March 10, 2017

Background Review: Week of March 13, 2017

Board Approval:            March 20, 2017 / April 10, 2017

Start Date: July 1, 2017

In closing, I invite your support in recruiting the next principal for East and West high schools.  Networking often leads to a competitive pool of candidates and as such please encourage quality leaders to submit their interest on WECAN.

Please contact me, Erik Olson (262.335.5435) or Valley Elliehausen (262.335.5410) if you have any questions throughout the process.

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