Dallas County Schools seek successor to Superintendent

Published 6:00 am Saturday, March 12, 2022

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The Alabama Association of School Boards announced in a press release Tuesday it has launched an online survey in an effort to assist Dallas County Schools in its search for a successor to current Superintendent Hattie Shelton.

The association’s Director of Public Relations Dana Vandiver said the purpose of the survey is, “to allow all stakeholders – employees, parents, students, local residents – to share their ideas.”

“The school system is sharing this information on its website and Facebook page,” she added. “It also is emailing it to employees and will share it with the PTA leadership. But AASB and the Dallas County Board of Education hope to get a broad cross section of the community to participate as well.”

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Some of the questions asked in the 12-question survey include:

  • What skills and experience should the next superintendent have?
  • Should the board look for an experienced superintendent?
  • Should the superintendent be hired from within?
  • What are the system’s strengths and what are its challenges?

“As AASB assists the Dallas County school board in its search for a new superintendent, an important step is gathering input from the community and employees about what it will take for the next leader to be successful,” Vandiver said.

She noted all survey input is completely anonymous.

The survey closes Thursday.

People who wish to participate in the survey can find it online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DCsupt22.