With Norwalk Public Schools engaged in a search for the next superintendent to succeed Interim Anthony Daddona, the district is turning to the residents who live in Norwalk and go to school here for feedback.
"The process of searching for a new Superintendent of Schools for the Norwalk Public Schools began with the hiring of the search firm, PROACT Search, LLC. In collaboration with the district, PROACT has developed a community survey," said Michael Lyons, Norwalk Board of Education Chair. "The Board and the Superintendent Search Committee are very interested in receiving community input on the desired characteristics of the next Norwalk Superintendent of Schools."
The survey features a list of criteria and parents are asked to choose what they feel are the 10 most important attributes listed out of the 33 listed, options like:
- Sound familiarity with CT education laws
- Experience balancing budgets in challenging fiscal environments
- Possession of an earned Ed.D or Ph.D degree
- Has “non-traditional” occupational experience (e.g. private business, military, etc)
On the Norwalk Public Schools site, Norwalk parents and residents can find the survey in Spanish as well.
"The broader the public participation we can generate in this process, the more successful our search will be," Lyons said.