POTTSTOWN, PA — All members of the Owen J. Roberts School District (OJRSD) community is invited to discuss their recommendations for the district’s next superintendent by attending a focus group facilitated by the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU). The focus group will be held on Wednesday, January 13 from 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom. All interested members of the community are invited to attend.
To assist with planning of the focus group, attendees are asked to register in advance at www.cciu.org/ojr-focus-group.
Upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing instructions for joining the January 13 online focus group.
The perceptions, experiences and recommendations of focus group participants will be utilized to develop a candidate profile and interview questions for the next OJRSD superintendent.
Focus group sessions are being conducted with all district stakeholders, including parents, staff, high school students and the community at large. Parents and staff have been invited to attend focus groups via the district’s email notification system. Students will be notified by their principal.
At the focus groups, participants will be asked to identify the following:
- The qualities of a superior school leader;
- The strengths and skills essential for Owen J. Roberts’s next superintendent to demonstrate;
- The key issues facing the district in the next five years; and,
- The obstacles to student achievement and strategies to overcome those obstacles.
The CCIU was selected by the OJRSD Board of School Directors to conduct the superintendent search in November 2020, following the announcement by Superintendent Dr. Susan Lloyd of her retirement effective June 30, 2021. The CCIU does not charge Chester County school districts for this service.
“We are honored to be given the opportunity to assist the Owen J. Roberts School District in this capacity,” said Dr. George F. Fiore, CCIU executive director. “Focus groups are a vital aspect of our search. I encourage the community to attend, share their thoughts and help us find the best candidate for the job.”
The position is being advertised locally and nationally. Deadline for submission of applications is January 15. First-round interviews are scheduled to begin in early February.
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