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Superintendent Chosen!

At the meeting on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 after hearing candidate presentations, conducting second round interviews, and reviewing anonymous community feedback gathered by MASB, the CLPS Board of Education unanimously voted to name Joe Haynes as CLPS's next Superintendent. We are excited to have this CLHS alum come home to lead our district in the wake of Superintendent Kaltz's retirement.  Congratulations and welcome, Joe!
 
Joe Haynes
Final Interviews

On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, the Board of Education discussed the first round interview candidates and then were polled on their top two candidates to determine which candidates to bring back for second round interviews.  The Board chose Mary Ann Cyr and Joe Haynes.  Candidates will attend a virtual meet-and-greet with the community next week on Wednesday, July 29 at 4:00pm and 5:00pm with the interviews on Wednesday evening at 6:00pm.  Meeting login information for both the open house and meeting is available on the district's calendar at https://www.clps.org/apps/events/
 
 
The Search Continues

Due to the impending retirement of Superintendent Eve Kaltz (tbd), the Center Line Public Schools’ Board of Education is in the process of hiring a new superintendent.  In the preliminary stages, staff and the community were invited to share input on what they feel are the qualities of an ideal candidate.  In later stages, the Board will review applicants and interview qualified candidates during open Board meetings. 


After a brief delay due to the COVID-19 situation, the Board has resumed the search process.  On Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 7pm, the Board held a workshop meeting with MASB to develop superintendent selection criteria. The Board met on July 8 to review candidates to be chosen for first round interviews, which were held on Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16, 6-10pm (virtually). 
 
The candidates interviewed included Angel Abdulahad, Ed.S, Superintendent, Madison District Public Schools; Dorothy Blackwell, Ed.S, Superintendent, Vassar Public Schools; Mary Ann Cyr, Ed.D, Assistant Superintendent, Taylor School District; Joseph Haynes, Ed.S, Assistant Superintendent, Yale Public Schools; Richard Klee, Ph.D, Former Director of Curriculum, Instruction, State and Federal Programs, Crestwood School District; Lisa Oleski, Ed.S., Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, Center Line Public Schools; David Rabbideau, Ph.D, Former Assistant Superintendent, Harper Woods Public Schools; and Melody Strang, Ed.S, Superintendent, Genesee School District.
 
 

Stakeholder Input Received

The Board of Education, with the assistance of the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB), solicited community input on the qualities, experiences, and skills needed in the new superintendent. All interested parties were encouraged to participate in the process. Greg Sieszputowski, Director of Leadership Development and Executive Search Services, is facilitating the search on behalf of MASB.

An online survey was administered by the MASB Executive Search Service and individual responses are being combined with those from the face-to-face meetings with stakeholders to provide important community input to the Center Line Public Schools Board of Education as it develops superintendent selection criteria.