The Maple Dale-Indian Hill (MDIH) school district is seeking a Superintendent of Schools/District Administrator.
Link to Survey (Closed)
Hire date: July 1, 2020 or as soon as possible.
MDIH is a Wisconsin 4K-8 district of approximately 465 students, which feeds into Nicolet High School. The high performing district achieved the distinction of “Significantly Exceeds Expectations” on the 2019 Wisconsin State Report Card.
MDIH is a primarily residential school district serving the communities of Bayside, Fox Point, River Hills, and Glendale. The district joins two other 4K-8 districts in attending the Nicolet Unified High School District. Students attend school on two separate campuses (Indian Hill grades 4K-3 and Maple Dale grades 4-8) that are staffed by a veteran team of nearly 85 certified and support staff members. The district has a rich educational history of excelling in academics and the arts, preparing students for challenging high school and post high school opportunities. The district is rich in diversity with a significant number of languages spoken in the community.
Family and community support for the MDIH School District is strong as evidenced by the successful 2019 operational and capital referendums. The planning for capital projects has been completed and work has begun with completion scheduled for summer 2021.
The district seeks a high-quality leader who will join and guide MDIH in unlocking potential by growing intellect, building confidence and strengthening character.
Letter of interest
Contact information for three references
Response to the following question:
A superintendent’s role involves many areas such as finance, curriculum, facilities, pupil services, and HR. Please identify and discuss the roles and responsibilities in which you excel and enjoy most. In addition, please identify those areas where you will rely on the advice and expertise of your colleagues.
The MDIH School Board is pleased to announce that the firm of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) has been retained to assist the school board with its search for a new school district administrator/ superintendent. HYA was selected after receiving proposals from six firms that specialize in placing candidates in school district administrative positions.
A job posting can be found on HYA’s website which can garner national attention. In addition, we await confirmation of placement on the WI School Leadership Center’s site.
HYA a survey, soliciting feedback on key characteristics for the district’s next superintendent. A link was placed on this website and another message was sent to school families indicating that the survey had been opened. In addition, a press release was sent to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel in hopes of getting survey information out to the broader MDIH community.
While the survey was live, HYA conducted individual interviews of school board members, representatives from parent support groups (PTO and Educational Foundation), as well as administrative team members, the district leadership team, and staff. Information garnered from all of these sources were used to create the leadership profile that will guide the search and selection process. The leadership profile and survey reports are linked above.
On Thursday, June 18, representatives from HYA will meet with the board to deliver its slate of recommended candidates. Initial interviews for the position will take place early the following week (June 22 and June 23).
Community and staff member participation will be solicited once the board has selected its top candidate(s). While specific arrangements are still being developed, tentative dates are being held for online meetings according to the following schedule:
June 25-27 online community participation
June 25 online staff member participation
June 29 online administrative team participation
The board is still hoping for a July appointment and this schedule will allow for that.
Please continue to monitor this site for updates to the process and timeline. Should you have any questions, please click here.