Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Posted by Tricia Zarevich on 3/23/2021

Subject: Superintendent Search Update


Dear CUSD Families and Staff, 


During the special Board of Education meeting on March 19, 2021, our search firm HYA presented a summary of the Leadership Profile Report to the Board and community. The presentation is now posted on the CUSD website https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/5871 and the HYA website https://hyasearch.com/job/superintendent-carmel-ca/


The information that informed the report was garnered from more than 150 individuals in interviews, focus groups, and forums, as well as 606 survey respondents, and several emails to HYA consultants. The Board is very appreciative of the high level and high quality of community responses. We are especially thankful to the 177 students who responded to the survey because our students’ voices and opinions matter deeply to us. 


The report is being used to recruit applicants and the Board. We will also use what we learned from the Engagement Phase to formulate our interview questions and to help guide our reference checks and to plan a successful transition for the superintendent we select. Your voices have been heard and are helpful to us as we navigate this critically important process.


To date, HYA has received a dozen inquiries and four completed applications. They predict we will ultimately have 15 to 20 highly qualified applicants.


During the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 a superintendent search update will be provided during Board Reports.


Thank you,

Sara Hinds, Board President
Tess Arthur, Board Clerk