Board of Education members in Brick will hold a closed session meeting Wednesday night to interview candidates for the open position of schools superintendent.
The vacancy was created when former Superintendent Gerard Dalton announced he would leave Brick after one school year and return to his former district. Since then, Sean Cranston, the district’s human resources director and a former math supervisor, has been leading the district in an acting capacity.
While the meeting is technically public, the interviews will be conducted in private. There are no items on the agenda except the closed session interview period, and the board is expected to simply open and close the meeting in public session.
A job posting for the position said applications would be accepted until Nov. 1. According to the announcement, a doctoral degree is preferred, as well as a candidate who is currently a chief school administrator or assistant superintendent elsewhere.
Attributes desired for the next super, according the announcement, include:
- Skilled in all aspects of school administration including curriculum and instruction, personnel and fiscal management, facility operations and labor relations.
- Effective leadership skills: visible and accessible with a strong community presence; ability to make tough decisions and be accountable publicly; capable of delegating appropriately, and able to inspire and motivate staff leadership roles.
- Demonstrated commitment to student achievement.
- Evidence of job stability, community involvement, professional growth and participation in professional associations.
- Capable of dealing with professional staff negotiations, facility expansion efforts and implementation of maintenance plans.