At Denver Public Schools, we’re working to ensure that 100% of our schools gain value from outstanding leadership. Part of that process means placing the right principals in the right schools so they can meet the community’s needs. In order to ensure we truly understand the needs of our parents, families and community members, we invite you to participate in the selection process the next time your neighborhood’s school is seeking a new principal.
If your school is in the process of hiring a principal, there are three key opportunities for you to get involved.
- Participate in the Parent and Community Survey. The Survey is designed to collect feedback on the characteristics the principal will need to have and the potential challenges they will face. Survey results will be used to inform interview questions later in the process.
- Attend the Community Forum. Anyone from the community can attend an open forum where they will have an opportunity to meet the top finalists for the position and provide feedback that will be used to determine a final recommendation.
- Apply to be a part of the Advisory Committee. The Committee is a group of 3-5 parents, guardians and community members, and five of the school’s staff members. Committee members will work with the schools’ Instructional Superintendent to interview candidates, review community feedback and provide a final recommendation to the Denver Public Schools Superintendent.
Contact your school’s Collaborative School Committee (CSC) to find out how you can be a part of the process.