Results of the Otselic Valley Community Survey asking about the top attributes our next Superintendent should have are available.
A total of 57 responded. Under the option to identify yourself, the following were noted:
- 19 parents of enrolled students (33.3% of those who responded)
- 6 enrolled students (10.5%)
- 21 school district staff (36.8%)
- 26 residents (45.6%)
From highest to lowest, the following attributes were checked in answer to the survey question, "What top five attributes should our next Superintendent have?":
37 responses (64.9% of those responding): Is approachable and able to communicate with people from all walks of life with honesty, integrity and sincerity.
30 responses (52.6% of those responding): Exhibits good judgment, is patient in dealing with others, and has shown evidence of stability and integrity under pressure.
27 responses (47.4% of those responding): Has a genuine concern for children as demonstrated by listening, being visible and known to them, and involved in their education and activities.
22 responses (38.6% of those responding): A leadership style that is built upon trust, integrity, enthusiasm, compassion.
19 responses (33.3% of those responding): The ability to assess and evaluate all levels of the organization and make appropriate instructional and fiscal recommendations and decisions.
19 responses (33.3% of those responding): An ability to engage and involve parents, community, staff and students in the educational improvement process.
18 responses (31.6% of those responding): Deals well with people and has the ability to communicate with all segments of the community.
18 responses (31.6% of those responding): A visionary and resourceful leader who can look to the future and help set the right direction for the school system.
18 responses (31.6% of those responding): Possesses good management and problem solving skills and a participatory leadership style.
14 responses (24.6% of those responding): Is knowledgeable about the New York State Learning Standards and has strong understanding of curriculum and instruction.
14 responses (24.6% of those responding): Knowledgeable and able to provide direction in the areas of education finance and education law.
14 responses (24.6% of those responding): Active and visible in both schools and community.
12 responses (21.1% of those responding): A positive approach to public relations and public information; effectively communicating the district's high standards.
12 responses (21.1% of those responding): Has demonstrated success as a building principal, central office administrator, or school superintendent.
12 responses (21.1% of those responding): Hold or be eligible for certification as a New York State School District Administrators.
8 responses (14% of those responding): A desire to be highly visible and deeply involved in school life and community activities.
7 responses (12.3% of those responding): Strong oral and written communication skills.
6 responses (10.5% of those responding): Is a visionary, a reisk taker and good motivator.