As I said in my last update, hiring a new superintendent is the most significant responsibility a board of education will face. To that point, the Wilton BOE has been working deliberatively and with great purpose to identify a superintendent to succeed Dr. Gary Richards, who will retire in the coming months. We have made progress in our work, and I’d like to provide a brief update.
First, I am pleased to report that following an extensive review of executive search firms, we have enlisted the services of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) to assist in this endeavor. We selected HYA because we were impressed with their nationwide focus, emphasis on seeking broad community input for determining candidate criteria, and proactive approach of reaching out to qualified candidates (as opposed to limiting the search only to candidates who self-identify by responding to advertisements and job postings).