Survey and Focus Groups for Superintendent Search

  • The superintendent search has concluded its “engagement” phase in which the search committee solicited feedback and input from the Newton community to help identify and select the next superintendent for our district. The feedback obtained from the survey and focus groups will assist the School Committee in understanding your perspective as candidates are recruited, screened, and interviewed for the position.

Online Survey - Open from November 7 - 21, 2022

  • The superintendent search committee conducted an online survey to inform the superintendent search process from November 7 - November 21, 2022. The survey is now closed.

    The survey was designed to solicit perceptions of the district and its services to students, staff, and families. Based upon these perceptions, respondents were asked for input on what they considered to be the most effective characteristics for the district's next superintendent. 

    A survey report, as well as the desired characteristics of a new superintendent and the leadership profile can be found in the documents linked below:

    Survey Report - FINAL

    Desired Characteristics - Revised

    Leadership Profile - Revised

    All draft and final documents of the above documents can be found in this folder: Superintendent Search Committee Meeting Materials - November 28, 2022

     

In-Person and Virtual Focus Groups - November 17-20, 2022

  • The Newton Public Schools Superintendent Search Committee conducted a series of in-person and virtual focus groups designed to solicit perceptions of the district and its services to students, staff, and families. Participants were asked for input on what they consider to be the most effective characteristics for the district's next superintendent. 

    Several dates and times were offered for all stakeholders from November 17th - 20th. Focus groups were conducted virtually and in person.