2018 Superintendent Search

  • Updates

    Community input 
    Parents and community members interested in participating in an interview panel on Dec. 11 and 12 at 11:00 a.m., as the Board continues the search for the next Superintendent, can reach out to Kim Whitman or Fran Mershman at fmershman@birmingham.k12.mi.us

    Finalists selected
     
    The BPS Board of Education has selected the following two candidates for final interviews, scheduled for Dec. 11 and 12:
    • Dr. Christopher Delgado, current Deputy Superintendent, Walled Lake School District
    • Mr. Mark Dziatczak, current Deputy Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, Troy Schools

    On Dec. 11 and 12, the BPS Board of Education will conduct interviews with the two finalists for the BPS Superintendent position. Each candidate will spend the day in the district meeting with stakeholders, visiting schools, meeting the community and participating in a final interview that will include a presentation to the Board. 

    Please join the Board of Education for a Meet and Greet event
    Dr. Christopher Delgado  
    Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018
    Meet and Greet - 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
    BPS Education and Administration Center
    31301 Evergreen in Beverly Hills 
    Presentation to Board/Community and Interview to follow at 7:00 p.m. 

    Mr. Mark Dziatczak 
    Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018
    Meet and Greet - 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
    BPS Education and Administration Center
    31301 Evergreen in Beverly Hills 
    Presentation to Board/Community and Interview to follow at 7:00 p.m. 


    Top two selection 
    Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 
    7:00 p.m.
    Deliberation and selection of top two candidates.
    Education and Administration Center
    31301 Evergreen in Beverly Hills 


    First-round interviews scheduled
    The BPS Board of Education accepted candidate recommendations from Hazard Young Attea Associates (HYA) and will move forward with interviews beginning Monday, Nov. 26. Interviews will take place at the BPS Education and Administration Center at 31301 Evergreen in Beverly Hills and are open to the public. Interviews can be viewed after Thursday, Nov. 29 on the district’s YouTube site at www.youtube.com/BirminghamPS 

    Interview schedule
    Monday, Nov. 26, 2018
    5:00 p.m.
    Dr. Aaron Johnson, current Associate Superintendent for Instructional Services, Farmington Public Schools

    Monday, Nov. 26, 2018
    7:00 p.m.
    Dr. Michael Musick, current Interim Superintendent for Lake Oswego Public Schools (Oregon)

    Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018
    5:00 p.m.
    Dr. Christopher Delgado, current Deputy Superintendent, Walled Lake School District

    Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018
    7:00 p.m.
    Regular Board of Education meeting

    Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018
    5:00 p.m.
    Mr. Mark Dziatczak, current Deputy Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, Troy Schools

    Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018
    7:00 p.m.
    Dr. Matthew Outlaw, current Superintendent, Brandon School District

    Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018
    5:00 p.m.
    Dr. Amy Kruppe, current Superintendent, Hazel Park Schools

    Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018
    7:00 p.m.
    Discussion of candidates.


    A look ahead

    • Second-round interviews are tentatively scheduled for Dec. 11 and Dec. 12.
    • Community Meet-and-Greets will be held on Dec. 11 and Dec. 12 in the afternoon/evening. 
    • The top two candidates will spend the day in the district visiting schools and meeting with stakeholders before participating in a final interview in the evening.
    • Each candidate will provide a 10-minute report prior to the start of their final interview, slated for 7:00 p.m. each night.

    Interviews and Meet-and-Greets will take place at the BPS Education and Administration Center, 31301 Evergreen in Beverly Hills. Details will be made available by early December. 


    View for the position at https://hyasearch.com/job/superintendent-beverly-hills-mi/ 


    Superintendent timeline

    A Candidate Slate meeting will take place at the BPS Education and Administration Center (31301 Evergreen in Beverly Hills) on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. HYA will present their slate of superintendent candidates being recommended to the Board to interview. 

    • Monday, Nov. 26 at 5 p.m. initial interview of candidates at the BPS Education and Administration Center. 
    • Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. initial interview of candidates at the BPS Education and Administration Center,  
      followed by regular Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m. 
    • Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 5 p.m. initial interview of candidates at the BPS Education and Administration Center.  

    A look ahead - December’s tentative interview schedule (at the BPS Education and Administration Center): 

    • Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. interview of Semi-Finalists.
    • Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. interview of Semi-Finalists.
    • Thursday, Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. discussion/selection of recommended superintendent.
    • Tuesday, Dec. 18 Regular meeting at 7 p.m., Board Vote of Superintendent. 

    On Oct. 16, HYA presented the Leadership Profile, utilizing feedback from the forums, focus groups and community survey. HYA met with 109 stakeholders and surveyed 663 members of the community, parents, staff and students. The results of the meetings and survey helped to form a candidate profile that HYA will use as they seek qualified candidates to apply for the position. 

    Thank you for those of you that participated in the HYA meetings and survey! 


    Thank you to all that attended the Superintendent Search Forums on Sept. 12 and Sept. 17!  

     

    Superintendent Search Community Forums
    Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 / Monday, Sept. 17, 2018
    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    Join Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) for upcoming Superintendent Search Forums. The events are open to all and provide the community with two options to provide face-to-face feedback to HYA. This feedback will help the firm create a candidate profile that will assist in the Board of Education’s search for the next BPS Superintendent. Individuals are encouraged to select the date that works best in their schedule. It’s important to note that locations are not indicative of feeder patterns. Unable to attend one of the forums listed? Take the survey available at https://ecrasurvey.com/birminghamps2018 

    Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018
    6:00-8:00 p.m.
    BPS Education and Administration Center – Hawthorn and Sycamore rooms
    31301 Evergreen Rd.
    Beverly Hills, MI 48025

    Monday, Sept. 17, 2018
    6:00-8:00 p.m.
    Seaholm High School – Cafeteria
    2436 W. Lincoln St.
    Birmingham, MI 48009


    The Board, during the July 11 and July 13 special meetings, interviewed search firms for the purpose of conducting the superintendent search. The Board selected Hazard Young Attea Associates to provide the necessary services to conduct this comprehensive search. 

    Learn more about Hazard Young Attea Associates


    Search firm interviews were held the week of July 9. A full discussion regarding the four firms interviewed will be had during the July 17 study session at the BPS Education and Administration Center.

    July 17 Agenda 


    At the June 5th Board meeting, the Board named John Silveri as Interim Superintendent. Mr. Silveri retired from his position as Superintendent of the Waterford School District in 2015 and has since acted both as the Interim Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources as well as the Interim Deputy Superintendent for School Administration here in Birmingham Public Schools. We believe that as an experienced educational leader and someone who knows our community and culture, Mr. Silveri will provide a seamless leadership transition for our District in the year ahead.

    Read more about Mr. Silveri


    The Board released a request for proposals to a range of national and local superintendent search firms, and four different proposals were received. The Board hopes to select a firm at the July Board meeting. 

    Read the full June 14 letter to the community from the Board

    Read the full April 25 letter to the community from the Board.  


    If you are seeking additional information on the search agreement terms, please contact:

    Board President Kim Whitman at KWhitman@birmingham.k12.mi.us 
    or
    Board Vice President Lori Ajlouny at galfrompal@aol.com