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Search for MSCS superintendent nears next step

The Memphis-Shelby County Schools (MSCS) board is expected to select a search firm during its next business meeting on Tuesday, January 31. 

MSCS Board Chair Althea Greene, General Counsel Kenneth Walker and newly appointed Chief of Human Resources Quintin Robinson will review the four search firm applications and make a final recommendation to the board for the upcoming vote. 

Four qualified firms submitted completed applications: Alma Advisory Group; GR Recruiting; Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates; and Ray and Associates.

“We look forward to a final vote on the search team so we can move to the next step in the MSCS Super Search, which is the superintendent application process,” said Greene.

“Over the next few weeks, our communications partner will compile the research gathered via our surveys and input sessions. We’ll provide the search firm with a summary of the findings in February.”

On Friday, January 20, at 4 p.m. at the Board of Education Auditorium, the Advisory Committee will hold its first public meeting to discuss the type of application and interview process it believes the board and the new search firm should engage in. 

This week, the public is invited to share feedback during the final two public input sessions.

Thursday, January 19, at 5:30 p.m. at Kingsbury High School. Te session will be presented in partnership with MICAH, an advisory committee partner. While open to all, the meeting is targeting the Spanish-speaking community. 

Saturday, January 21, at noon at the Board of Education Auditorium. Advisory Committee member, the Rev. Kenneth Whalum, Jr., is encouraging all faith-based leaders to attend this session, which is also open to all community stakeholders.

There’s still time to respond to the survey, which closes on Sunday, January 22, and can be found at mscssupersearch.com.

 

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