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Board of Education Sets Timeline in Search for Interim Superintendent

The Rockwood Board of Education
​​The Rockwood Board of Education met for a special closed session on Thursday, April 15, to decide on a tentative timeline for the search for a new interim Rockwood superintendent.

Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles tendered his retirement to the Board ​during the executive session of the regular monthly meeting on April 8. His retirement is effective June 30.

"We thank Dr. Miles for his dedicated service to our students, schools and community and wish him all the best," the Board wrote in a Friday letter to the Rockwood community. "As a Board, we certainly understand the importance of finding the most qualified candidate to lead our outstanding district. Hiring an interim leader who will begin on July 1 will allow us to conduct a full-fledged search over the course of the next school year.​"

The Board agreed upon this tentative timeline in the search for an interim superintendent:​
  • Friday, April 16 - interim position posted
  • ​Monday, April 26 - posting closes
  • Tuesday, April 27-Friday, April 30 - screening process
  • Monday, May 3-Wednesday, May 5 - interviews/selection/negotiations
  • Thursday, May 6 - Board approval
  • Thursday, July 1 - start date

​​On April 16, the same day that the interim superintendent position was posted, Rockwood students, staff, parents and community members were invited to engage in a ThoughtExchange to share what characteristics they hope to see in our interim district leader. PDFHere is a summary of that exchange that was shared with the Board of Education. ​

"This is a tool that district leaders used successfully to promote collaboration when we developed The Way Forward, Rockwood’s five year strategic plan," the Board wrote in its letter to the community. "This process of hiring an interim leader will be successful if we move forward together and consider all perspectives. You are the reason that Rockwood has a reputation for excellence and we need to hear your thoughts to ensure we have a leader who will continue to keep students at the forefront of all that we do."

For regular updates and to stay informed about this process, please check the Rockwood webs​ite.

Note: the photo accompanying this story was taken in 2019, before COVID-19 health and safety protocols took effect.​