BSD Superintendent Search – September Update – Bellevue School District


The search for the next Superintendent of Schools for the Bellevue School District is progressing according to the search process timeline and superintendent selection process outlined on the Superintendent Search webpage.

Latest news: Profile of the ideal candidate

On September 8, Human Capital Enterprises (HCE), the search firm hired by the Bellevue School District Board of Trustees, presented the profile of the ideal candidate. The profile of the ideal candidate was developed based on community feedback, which was shared through listening sessions led by school board directors, stakeholder focus groups, and a community survey that was conducted. completed September 1.

During the week of September 12, HCE will be holding additional focus groups to review and refine the draft ideal candidate profile that will be used to recruit candidates and select our next superintendent. The board must approve the profile of the ideal candidate at its meeting on September 22. Then the recruitment phase will begin.

Coming soon: Stakeholder Interview Panels

For the selection phase, the board will convene multiple stakeholder panels (students, staff, community) to assist in the selection and interview of superintendent candidates. This approach increases and deepens the level and quality of community contributions from past BSD searches. Sixty panelists will have access to nomination materials, conduct consultant-facilitated interviews, and provide feedback to the Board on each nominee. Nominees’ names will not be released publicly in order to attract the most qualified candidates, including current superintendents. This approach is recommended by HCE and will improve the quality of the applicant pool, improve the quality of community input, and ensure fair community input. For more information on stakeholder interview panels, click here.

Interviews are tentatively scheduled for January 2023. Panel participants must commit to a full day of interviews and sign a confidentiality agreement. More information will be provided in November on how to express your interest in serving as a panelist.

Learn more

Visit the Superintendent Search webpage to learn more, read previous updates, and view details of the search process. All information is accessible in several languages ​​using the “Choose language» menu at the top left of the site.

You can also email [email protected] and receive answers to your questions.


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