Statewide the search is on for a new Pawhuska Superintendent. Thursday, with the support of the Pawhuska School Board and OSSBA Director of Strategic Initiatives and Executive Search Services, Stephanie Hyder, held several public and internal forums. During the four forums approximately 100 community members, chamber and city representatives, along with school administration, teachers and staff voiced their opinions.
Between the four sessions a clear picture was created of what Pawhuska is looking for in their new administration. Stephanie Hyder said there was consistency across the board.
At the core, Pawhuska is looking for a new superintendent with strong values and the ability to incorporate the community, the Osage Nation, and parents into administrative planning. Also the ability to be the public face of Pawhuska Public Schools and open to community input.
Strong academic values were also a staple, and the ability to focus and improve the Pawhuska School Districts academic standing statewide. Hyder said they have received more than 20 applicants for the position so far and are looking to narrow the field to five solid candidates by the end of the month.
Hyder also said she would welcome any additional input from parents, staff, and community members and they may contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hyder will return to Pawhuska will a list of applicants on April 27.