From the South Orange-Maplewood School District:
Dear SOMSD Staff and Families,
At their meeting on Monday, August 20, 2018, the SOMSD Board of Education will vote on the appointment of West Hudson Associates, a leading educational executive search firm, to lead the search for the next Superintendent of Schools.
West Hudson Associates was selected after two rounds of Requests for Proposals to identify the best partner to help the Board recruit a strong new Superintendent who shares the core values of SOMSD and has the experience and skills necessary to lead the major facilities, curriculum and instruction, and integration work already underway.
Dr. William Librera is the President of West Hudson Associates, and will be the sole consultant from the firm working on SOMSD’s search. He has served as a search consultant for more than twenty years, both nationally and within the state of New Jersey.
Dr. Librera is a former NJ Commissioner of Education and served as Principal of Columbia High School from 1980-1983, before serving as Superintendent of four different school districts, including Montclair.
Dr. Librera has longstanding
After the consultant is appointed, the nonconflicted members of the Board will meet with Dr. Librera to discuss finalization of the search plan and recruitment process, the plan for stakeholder and community input in the development of the leadership profile, as well as milestones and
Board President Elizabeth Baker said “Hiring a new superintendent is one of the most important responsibilities of a school board. The Board is excited to have the assistance of an educational leader with the experience, caliber and network that Dr. Librera
South Orange Maplewood School District