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Superintendent Search

Introducing KCSD's Next Superintendent 

Dr. Rizzo Saunders

Dear Kennett Consolidated School District Community,  

I hope this letter finds you well. It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I introduce myself, Dr. Kimberly Rizzo Saunders, as your next Superintendent of the Kennett Consolidated School District pending Board approval. 

First and foremost, I am deeply honored to have been chosen to serve as your Superintendent.  I come to this position with a profound dedication to public education and an unwavering commitment to the success and well-being of every student within our District.  

For almost three decades, I have been privileged to work within various education settings, each experience shaping my understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities that lie within a school community. My journey in public education has been marked by a passion for advocating for high quality educational opportunities for ALL students, fostering inclusive learning environments, promoting academic excellence, and nurturing the social and emotional development of students.  

As we embark on this journey together, I am committed to ensuring that our work in the Kennett Consolidated School District is one of collaboration, innovation, community engagement, and continuous improvement.  I firmly believe that by working together—educators, staff, students, families, Board members, and community members—we can continue to develop a school system that not only meets the diverse needs of our students but also prepares them to thrive in an ever-changing world.  

Central to my approach as Superintendent is a commitment to listening and learning from all members of our school community. I believe that open communication and transparent decision-making are cornerstones in building trust and fostering a culture of mutual respect and understanding. 

I am eager to roll up my sleeves and get to work alongside each of you.  Together, we will strive to ensure that every student receives a high-quality education that empowers them to reach their full potential and become responsible, compassionate, and engaged members of society. 

In the coming weeks and months, I look forward to meeting with many of you, listening to your insights and perspectives, and working collaboratively to chart the course, together, for the future of our district. 

Warm Regards, 

Kimberly Rizzo Saunders, EdD 

Presentando a la próxima superintendente de KCSD

A message from Dr. Kimberly Rizzo Saunders to the Kennett Consolidated School District.

Un mensaje de la Dr. Kimberly Rizzo Saunders al Distrito Escolar Consolidado de Kennett

El vídeo de arriba de la Dr. Kimberly Rizzo Saunders se tradujo utilizando HeyGen, una herramienta de traducción generada por AI. 

The above video from Dr. Kimberly Rizzo Saunders was translated using HeyGen, an AI generated translation tool. 

Community Input

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Search Timeline

  • March 15, 2024: Job posting opens.
  • Early April: Focus Groups; Surveys
  • April 12, 2024: Job posting closes; Application review.
  • April 15-May 15: Candidate screening and interviews; Selection process.
  • May 20: Board Approval/Announcement of the new Superintendent.

Community Input Opportunities

The CCIU facilitated multiple opportunities for families, staff, students and the community to provide input during the superintendent search process, including: community forums, surveys and focus groups. Themes from these input opportunities will be shared following Board approval of the new superintendent.