Superintendent Search

Results from Superintendent Search Survey

Thank you for your feedback! Click the links below to review the results/summaries from our community input sessions and survey!

  1. Focus Group Feedback
  2. Online Survey Summary
  3. Byron Superintendent Profile
Press Release New Superintendent.doc

After a full day of first-round superintendent interviews, the board has chosen 3 finalists to come back for interviews. The three finalists are Deborah Olson, Superintendent, Clinton Community Schools, Clinton, IA, William (Bill) Adams, Superintendent, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Schools, and Dr. Joey Page, Principal, Richfield Public Schools, Richfield, MN.

The final interviews will take place March 20, 21, 22, 2017 in the DACS Board Room at 630 1st Ave NW, Byron

Each finalist will be open for questions from community, staff and students from 5-6 p.m.

The finalist will have supper with school board members @ Somerby, 975 Somerby Pkwy NE, Byron MN-Cossington Room from 6-7:30 p.m.

The final interviews by school board members will be held in the DACS Board Room at 7:30 p.m.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Deborah Olson

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Mr. William (Bill) Adams

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dr. Joey Page

Date specific components of the process:

  • Board review of a draft survey at the Board work session on Tuesday, January 17, 2017
  • Board review of tentative timeline for the search process reviewed on Tuesday, January 17, 2017
  • Release of an online survey to Byron School District staff and community Friday, January 20, 2017
  • Focus group forums to gather input for Leadership Profile all day Tuesday, January 31, 2017
  • OPEN FORUM for staff, students and community to gather input for the "New Superintendent Profile" 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 31, 2017 (District Administration and Community Services Building - Board Room)
  • Board to finalize Superintendent Profile based on input from community, focus groups, survey results and board interviews and present to Board at the Board work session on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Official posting and vetting of qualified applicants January 18-March 9, 2017
  • Highly qualified candidates presented to Board Thursday, March 16, 2017
  • First Board interviews. Board narrows choice to two or three finalists Saturday, March 18, 2017, 8:30 am-4:00 pm
  • Finalist interviews will be held on March 20, 21 and 22, 2017 (community interviews - 5pm-6pm) (board interviews - 7:30-8:30 p.m.)

The Superintendent search is on!

The School Board and the search firm are working diligently to bring the best possible candidates to Byron. Community input is key and WELCOME! You will have the opportunity to sit in when the Board interviews candidates, as well as participate in the interview process during the final round of interviews.

The first round of interviews is scheduled for Saturday, March 18, 8:30 am-4:00 pm, in the Conference Room at the DACS building. During this first round, the Board will be interviewing approximately 6 candidates and community members are welcome to observe. At the end of this first round, the Board will narrow the field to two or three finalists.

The final candidates will return, each for one full day, on Monday, March 20, Tuesday, March 21, and Wednesday, March 22. The candidates will be interviewed by various groups during the day, including staff, students and community. An open community interview will be held each day from 5:00-6:00 pm in the DACS Board Room. All school district residents are welcome to attend. You will hear from the candidate and have the opportunity to ask questions. At the end of the interview, you will be invited to complete a feedback form on the candidate that will be copied and given to each Board member.

On each of the final round interview days, the Board will conduct their final interview with each candidate at 7:30 pm, also in the DACS Board Room. You are welcome to observe each of the interviews. After the last final round Board interview (on March 23), the Board will determine which of the candidates to enter into negotiations with to become our next Superintendent of Schools.

The Board invites everyone to take the opportunity to participate in this very important process.

Superintendent Search

The School Board has begun the process for a Superintendent Search. It is the intent of the members of the Board to lead a transparent process, offering widely distributed updates along with opportunities for community input. The Superintendent Search webpage will be updated regularly, and members of the community are encouraged to visit often.

In the meantime, Superintendent Jeff Elstad continues to move our district forward in support of our strategic plan and district goals including personalized learning for all students, developing well rounded students, maximizing the personal and professional potential of all staff, maintaining excellence in resource management, igniting and inspiring students to explore their passions and share their talents and promoting and providing applied learning experiences. Superintendent Elstad's contract runs through June 30, 2017.

Search Feedback Letter.pdf