Board of Education Plans to Complete Superintendent Search with Vote on Next Superintendent at March 22 Meeting
The Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 in the James M. Bennett Auditorium to complete the superintendent search process. At that time Board members will vote on the candidate selection for Wicomico Superintendent of Schools. This will be the culmination of many people’s work on the search. The Board’s selection for Wicomico Superintendent of Schools (effective July 1) will be in attendance for the vote and will be introduced to the school system and community. This is a public meeting and all are welcome to attend.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Fredericksen informed the Board in June 2015 that he would retire when his second four-year contract ends June 30, 2016. The Board of Education brought in the expertise of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE) to conduct the search process. MABE held four stakeholder input sessions in October to gather the input that shaped the search for a new superintendent. Starting in November the superintendent opening was posted widely so that qualified local, state and national candidates could apply, with the first consideration of applications by MABE on Jan. 11. The Board conducted two rounds of interviews this winter, then brought the three finalists in for a “Day in the District” March 14-16 for extensive interviews with various stakeholder groups representing the school system and the community. These groups provided invaluable input to the Board as it prepared to choose the new superintendent.