Update On SLA’s Search for a New Principal
After Mr. Huff, SLA’s last principal move on to becoming the Assistant Superintendent, Mrs. Robidoux has been filling in as interim principal for the 2014-2015 school year. There will be a new principal next school year. The Pioneer sat down with Mrs. Robidoux to find out more information about the school’s process of finding a new principal.
Mrs. Robidoux explained the process: The Southern New England Conference is the hiring agent when it comes to the principal or any other school position. They are the overseers of the process. When South Lancaster Academy found out that they needed a new principal, the job opening was listed on the NAD website with a job description. Applications came in, people sent their resumes to the conference, and then the conference gave recommendations for the best options to SLA’s personal committee.
Then the personnel committee chooses from the options that were recommended. They choose who they would like to interview, and then began to weed out different candidates until we eventually got it down to one. The committee then recommends this one person to the school board as the person they want to fill the position. The school board votes to approve the name, then the name is voted on by the SNEC K-12 Education board, and then the person is finally invited for the position.
A name is being brought to the board and the person who will become the next principal of SLA will be announced within the next few weeks.
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