Consejo Escolar Consolidado de Kennett votará sobre el nuevo contrato de superintendente en una reunión especial el 16 de septiembre de 2019

Kennett Square, PA – La Junta Escolar Consolidada de Kennett se complace en anunciar que ha seleccionado al Dr. Dolan Blakey para ser su próximo superintendente de escuelas. La Junta votará para aprobar un contrato con el Dr. Blakey en una reunión especial de la junta el lunes 16 de septiembre de 2019, a las 7:00 p.m. en Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Esta es una reunión pública y todos son bienvenidos.

Blakey es actualmente el superintendente del Distrito Escolar Colonial en New Castle, Delaware. Fue nombrado para el cargo en junio de 2014. Anteriormente, sirvió al Distrito Escolar Colonial como su director de escuelas, director de personal, director de escuela secundaria y director de escuela media. Antes de su trabajo en Colonial, el Dr. Blakey se desempeñó como asistente de dirección en Caesar Rodney High School. Además, enseñó estudios sociales en la Escuela Técnica New Castle en New Castle, Delaware, durante años.

El Dr. Blakey reemplazará al Dr. Barry Tomasetti, que se retira en enero de 2020. El Dr. Blakey asumirá su papel como superintendente de escuelas para el Distrito Escolar Consolidado de Kennett el 27 de enero de 2020.

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Kennett Consolidated School District Announces Next Superintendent

Kennett Square, PA – The Kennett Consolidated School Board is pleased to announce it has selected Dr. Dolan Blakey to be its next superintendent of schools. The Board will vote to approve a contract with Dr. Blakey at a special board meeting on Monday, September 16, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
This is a public meeting and all are welcome.
 
Dr. Blakey is currently the superintendent of Colonial School District in New Castle, Delaware. He was appointed to the post in June 2014. Previously, he served the Colonial School District as its director of schools, personnel director, high school principal and middle school principal. Prior to his work at Colonial, Dr. Blakey served as assistant principal at Caesar Rodney High School. Also, he taught social studies at New Castle Technical School in New Castle, Delaware, for eight years.
 
Dr. Blakey will replace Dr. Barry Tomasetti who is retiring in January 2020. Dr. Blakey will assume his role as superintendent of schools for the Kennett Consolidated School District on January 27, 2020.
 
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Kennett Consolidated School District Superintendent Search Update

August 23, 2019

The School Board has concluded its search for the next superintendent of the Kennett Consolidated School District. Currently, CCIU and the School Board Team are conducting final plans with the finalist candidate, while simultaneously initiating contract negotiations.

The board is on track to publicly announce the finalist candidate during the month of September.

The district’s reputation for excellence attracted many highly qualified candidates. The search efforts yielded a diverse pool of 23 applicants, consisting of veteran superintendents, assistant superintendents, and central office and building administrators.

Throughout the summer, the School Board team completed three rounds of rigorous interviews to determine the degree of fit among the stakeholders’ criteria, the district’s needs and the candidate’s professional experiences.

To recap the search process, the following steps are complete or are currently in process:

  • The position was advertised throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and New York.
  • Nine focus groups were conducted for school district staff, parents, students, and the community at large.
  • Seventeen themes were identified based on input from focus group attendees. These themes were used to develop and select interview questions, and they will be made available to the public once the finalist candidate has been announced.
  • Twenty-three applications for the position of superintendent were received and screened.
  • Thirteen applicants were interviewed during first-round interviews conducted in June.
  • Six applicants were selected to advance to second-round interviews.
  • Two candidates were selected for third-round interviews.
  • Final contract negotiations for the finalist are in process.
  • The School Board team is on target to publicly announce the next superintendent during the month of September.

Questions regarding the superintendent search should be directed to Mary Jeanne Curley, CCIU Communications Director, either via email at KCSDsuptsearch@cciu.org or by calling 484-237-5010.


23 de agosto de 2019

La Junta Escolar ha concluido su búsqueda del próximo superintendente del Distrito Escolar Consolidado de Kennett. Actualmente, el CCIU y laConsejo EscolarEquipoestán llevando a caboplanes finales con el candidato finalista, al mismo tiempo que inicia negociaciones contractuales.

La junta está en camino de anunciar públicamente al candidato finalista durante el mes de septiembre.

La reputación de excelencia del distrito atrajo a muchos candidatos altamente calificados. Los esfuerzos de búsqueda dieron lugar a un grupo diverso de 23 solicitantes, compuesto por superintendentes veteranos, superintendentes asistentes y administradores de oficinas centrales y edificios.

A lo largo del verano, el equipo del Consejo Escolar completó tres rondas de rigurosas entrevistas para determinar el grado de ajuste entre los criterios de las partes interesadas, las necesidades del distrito y las experiencias profesionales del candidato.

Para recapitular el proceso de búsqueda, los pasos siguientes se han completado o están actualmente en proceso:

  • El puesto fue anunciado en Pensilvania, Nueva Jersey, Delaware, Maryland y Nueva York.
  • Se llevaron a cabo nueve grupos focales para el personal del distrito escolar, los padres, los estudiantes y la comunidad en general.
  • Se identificaron diecisiete temas basados en las aportaciones de los asistentes al grupo de enfoque. Estos temas se utilizaron para desarrollar y seleccionar preguntas de entrevista, y se pondrán a disposición del público una vez que se haya anunciado el candidato finalista.
  • Se recibieron y examinaron veintitrés solicitudes para el puesto de superintendente.
  • Trece solicitantes fueron entrevistados durante las entrevistas de primera ronda realizadas en junio.
  • Seis solicitantes fueron seleccionados para avanzar a entrevistas de segunda ronda.
  • Dos candidatos fueron seleccionados para entrevistas en tercera ronda.
  • Las negociaciones finales del contrato para el finalista están en proceso.
  • El equipo de la Junta Escolar está en el objetivo de anunciar públicamente al próximo superintendente durante el mes de septiembre.

Las preguntas relacionadas con la búsqueda del superintendente deben dirigirse a Mary Jeanne Curley, Directora de Comunicaciones de CCIU, ya sea por correo electrónico a KCSDsuptsearch@cciu.org o llamando al 484-237-5010.

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Kennett Consolidated School District Superintendent Search Update

The superintendent search process for the Kennett Consolidated School District is on track to be completed in the late summer/early fall in order to have a superintendent who can assume his or her responsibilities in January 2020.

The following steps have been completed and/or are currently in process:

  • The position was advertised throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and New York.
  • Nine focus groups were conducted for school district staff, parents, students, and the community at large.
  • Seventeen themes were identified based on input from focus group attendees. These themes are being used to develop and select interview questions, and will be made available to the public once the search has been completed.
  • Twenty-three applications for the position of superintendent were received and screened.
  • Thirteen applicants were interviewed during first-round interviews conducted in June.
  • Six applicants were selected to advance to second-round interviews.
  • Second- and third-round interviews are scheduled for July and August, respectively.

Questions regarding the superintendent search should be directed to Mary Jeanne Curley, CCIU Communications Director, either via email at KCSDsuptsearch@cciu.org or by calling 484-237-5010.

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Congratulations Class of 2019

Congratulations to the 297 members of the Class of 2019! An overview of the graduating class will be featured in the summer issue of the District’s newsletter, All In.

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