Survey spotlights principal search
Steve Widrick, center, greeted students on the first day of his first year as principal at Waterman. He is also principal at State Street, where buses line up to drop students off.
The district has released results of the recent Principal Search Survey which was taken by parents, community members and employees. The survey is part of search process for a new elementary level principal to replace Steve Widrick, who retires at the end of the school year.
The survey asked participants to select the top five statements most important to them when selecting a principal. Of the people who responded, the highest number ranked communication and interpersonal skills as most important qualities in a future principal.
To see the responses to that question, and others, please follow the link. The link also shows who took the survey. Seventy-three percent were parents; 40 percent were employees and 32 percent were community members. As one might suspect (and as the numbers reflect) some responders fit into more than one category (i.e. they were both a parent and an employee). Here is the link:
Principal Survey Results