Parents, teachers, support professionals and community members are invited to assist members of the Enid Board of Education as they search for the district’s next superintendent.
Recently, board members approved a partnership with the Oklahoma State School Boards Association to help facilitate the superintendent search. The new superintendent will succeed Dr. Darrell Floyd, who will retire from the position after nine years with the district.
“Dr. Floyd has provided tremendous leadership for the district – ensuring that we have the facilities, the staff and the community support to provide students with an exceptional and well-rounded education,” said Board President Torry Turnbow. “We know the next superintendent will build on this strong foundation and take the district to the next level of excellence.”
As part of the process, the Board will launch an online community survey located on the district’s website – enidpublicschools.org/superintendentsurvey. Board members invite the public to provide input on the qualities and characteristics they would like to see in their next superintendent.
Parents, students, staff and community members can access the online survey beginning Wednesday, March 8 and it will be available until March 31.
According to Turnbow, survey results will be vital throughout the search process, ensuring that that the incoming superintendent reflects the goals, values and ideals of the Enid community.
“One of the most important responsibilities we have as school board members is selecting a district leader who aligns with our community's needs and vision for the future,” Turnbow said. “Enid is known for strong community support and for valuing the importance of public education. We look forward to hearing from residents about the qualities and characteristics they would like to see in our next school leader.”
Applications for the Enid Public Schools superintendent position will be accepted March 8-April 7. For more information, please visit www.ossba.org/enid.
OSSBA has helped facilitate superintendent searches across the state, working with other school board associations throughout the country to ensure a competitive candidate pool. The non-profit organization has partnered with several Oklahoma school districts of all sizes to perform superintendent searches, including Shawnee, Edmond, Woodward, Autry Technology Center and Bethany. OSSBA assists districts with advertising openings, recruiting potential candidates, furnishing an online application management system, and providing guidance and support throughout the search process.