Long Hill Superintendent Search Dashboard

A search committee of Board of Education members has been formed to undertake the search for a new superintendent of the Long Hill Township School District. Karen Nyquist will serve as chair of the committee.

Updates on the committee’s activities will be published here on the website.

Update - November 21, 2022

During this initial stage of the Superintendent Search, the committee has been gathering input from staff, the school community, administrators and the community in general, who “opted in “. The committee has also been hard at work to hire an exceptional interim Superintendent. A contract has been negotiated and is for review by the County Executive Superintendent. It must be approved at the county level to be able to become effective. All is going well for a December 5 announcement of our interim Superintendent.

As the information from the input sessions has come in, the committee has discussed what was noted and reviewed the ad. We wanted to make sure that the experience and traits that were identified were reflected in the ad. This review will continue until the survey is closed.

The committee plans to meet the week of November 28 to finalize the job advertisement which will be uploaded to the New Jersey School Boards website(NJSBA). The ad will be published on their website which reaches every county in New Jersey. Also the ad will be advertised on their social media outlets as well as to their links with school boards across the country Again, the job will be advertised from December 1, 2022 until January 16, 2023.

During that time period, the committee will be using the information received from the input sessions to formulate the questions which will be asked of our first round candidates. It has to be understood that the committee is committed to hiring the absolute best. Only candidates whose resumes and additional information reflect what we need and want, will be asked for a first round interview.

At this juncture, I have to reiterate that should our initial pool of candidates not meet the criteria of the committee, the search will be suspended.

Should we have a first round of interviews, they will most likely be conducted the week of January 23, 2023.

Another update will be available December 5, 2022.

Update - November 7, 2022

The Long Hill Township Board of Education (BOE) has formed a Superintendent Search Committee. The Committee members are: Karen Nyquist (BOE Search Committee Chair), Kim Case (BOE President), Ann Butler (BOE Vice-President), and Katie McLennan (BOE member).

Several activities are already underway.The Committee has advertised and is in the process of hiring an Interim Superintendent. The Committee has enlisted assistance from the New Jersey School Boards Association (“NJSBA”) for our superintendent search. NJSBA will help the Committee formulate the final position advertisement, post the position opening on their website and social media, compile candidate applications, review the applications and provide ongoing consultation until the new superintendent is hired.

In the coming weeks, the Committee will be reaching out to the school community, faculty and administration. It is important to know what District stakeholders want in their next superintendent. That input is necessary to formulate those very important questions for the interviews.

The application is going to be available on-line from December 1, 2022 to January 15, 2023 through the New Jersey School Board Association portal. Once the window closes, the applications will be reviewed. If there are viable candidates, they will be selected for a first round interview. Once completed, a selected few may be chosen for a second round interview. At the end of the second round, two to three candidates may be selected to return for a third or last round interview. The first two rounds of interviews are conducted by the Committee and the last round is handled by the entire Board.

At any stage, i.e., the initial application review and the completion of the second and third round interviews, the search process may be stopped. It is the goal of this Committee to hire the best candidate: one who meets the criteria defined by the school community, staff and administration. If no such candidate rises to the top, the search will be suspended and the Board will decide when to reinitiate the search.

The public will be kept updated on the committee’s progress through bi-weekly postings on the district website.

Thank you for your support and patience during this process.