Dear Pelham Parents and Community Members,
As you know, both Mrs. Clark and Mr. Rothstein will be departing as PMHS Principal and Assistant Principal at the end of this school year and we have begun the search for their successors. Recognizing that these positions will touch the lives of every student who comes through the Pelham Public Schools, we are seeking feedback from parents and community members to better understand what qualities and characteristics are most important for the next leaders of our high school.
We ask that you please take a few minutes to access Thoughtexchange, and share at least three thoughts, then, take some time to read and assign stars to at least 10 thoughts of others. As a reminder, the thoughts you share will be seen by others and we ask that you refrain from including any personally identifying information in what you write. The results will help us create a leadership profile to guide our search process for these positions. The Thoughexchange session will be close at midnight on Tuesday, February 2, 2020.
You are also invited to attend one of two open forums at 7:45am or 7:30pm on Tuesday, January 28 in room 105E of the PMHS library. These forums will be facilitated by the assistant superintendents and myself and will provide an opportunity to share additional feedback in an informal setting that will guide our search for the next principal and assistant principal.
In an effort to attract a strong pool of candidates, we have advertised this position in regional and national employment services and publications. Applications will be screened by District administration and top applicants will be invited to meet with representative groups of administrators, teachers, support staff, parents and students. Finalists will then be interviewed by the Superintendent’s cabinet and the recommended candidates will then meet with the Board of Education. We anticipate filling the positions by the end of the school year, ensuring that there is ample time for a smooth transition.
I’d like to once again thank Mrs. Clark and Mr. Rothstein for their years of incredible service and look forward to working with all of you over the next few weeks.
Cheryl Champ, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools