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Parent survey to help with selection of new school principals

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The Hamilton County Department of Education (HCDE) says Hamilton County Schools are looking for teachers and leaders including eleven new principals for the next school year, which includes the following schools:

Allen Elementary, Alpine Crest Elementary, Calvin Donaldson Elementary, Daisy Elementary, East Hamilton School, Hixon Elementary, Lookout Valley Elementary, Lookout Valley Middle/High, Tyner Academy, Westview Elementary, and Wolftever Elementary.

HCDE says they came up with the survey to involve school parents in the process of finding a leader for each school will help the district in the selection process.

The survey asks questions about characteristics, and past experiences parents see as important for the new school leader.

HCDE says there are also questions to determine key elements parents would like to see continued and expanded at the schools and opportunities the parents see for growth or improvement.

If the school your child attends is one hiring a new principal for the fall, you can access the survey by clicking here.

HCDE says the survey should take less than five minutes to complete, and that it will help Hamilton County Schools to include the input of parents when selecting the new principals.

“Quality schools begin with high-quality leadership,” said Dr. Bryan Johnson, superintendent of Hamilton County Schools. “We have developed a process that will involve the community and faculty in selecting the very best person to lead these schools and advance our goal of Hamilton County Schools becoming the fastest improving school district in the state.”

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