The first item of business at our September 26 regular meeting was an update on the Board of Education’s Superintendent Search Committee. The search committee is charged with hiring a new superintendent to replace Dr. Gary Richards, who plans to retire at the end of this year.
A significant amount of the committee’s work so far has focused on identifying an executive search firm, and soliciting input from different stakeholders. After evaluating approximately ten search firms that have expertise in educational leadership recruitment, we have narrowed the list to two. Each firm is a nationally recognized leader in this specialized field, and each has an excellent track record of having successfully placed superintendents in high performing suburban school districts such as Wilton.