Leadership Associates hired to find next WCCUSD superintendent

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Leadership Associates, a Southern California organization that helps school boards select superintendents and executive leaders, is being tapped to assist in the search for the 10th superintendent of the West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Also being tapped to help with the search? You.

The WCCUSD Board of Trustees recently voted 3-0 last week to approve the contract with Leadership Associates, following the announcement earlier this month that current Superintendent Matt Duffy will leave the district at the end of the 2020-21 school year.

“Leadership Associates is in the process of scheduling multiple community stakeholder meetings, starting on Monday, Nov. 30,” the district said in a statement.

Also on Nov. 30, a community-wide survey on what qualities and characteristics the community is seeking in its next superintendent will be available on the district’s website.

The survey seeks feedback from parents, families, students, staff, and community members to help identify the characteristics and qualifications of the next District leader.  The survey will be open until Thursday, Dec. 10.

The selection process is expected to take several months.

“A new superintendent could be hired by the end of March and begin working in the District on July 1,” according to WCCUSD.

The superintendent timeline is available here.