• Coldwater Community Schools

    Superintendent Search

    The Coldwater Community Schools Board of Education is beginning the task of searching for the district's new Superintendent of Schools, as Terry Ann Whelan has announced her retirement at the end of this school year. She has served the district admirably for nine years in this position.

    The selection process, up to and including the appointment of a new Superintendent, is extremely important to ensure the ongoing success of the district. In addition to the Board of Education, staff and community members can play a very important role in the search process.

    The Board will be assisted by the Michigan Leadership Institute during this process. Dave Killips, Regional President, will lead the search process.

    Excellent schools with satisfied students, parents, and staff are assisted by high-quality educational leadership. The candidates for this position will be expected to possess and demonstrate many qualifications, skills, and abilities, including the ability to help forge strong partnerships with teachers, students, parents, and the community.


    Superintendent Search Timeline

    December 2, 2022

    Preliminary Posting; Input Due on Three Questions from Board of Education DONE

    December 5-9, 2022

    Input Gathered via Website from Public SURVEY CLOSED - Thanks for your responses!

    1. What are the unique skills, qualifications, and characteristics desired of the new superintendent?
    2. What are the challenges facing Coldwater Community Schools in the next 3-5 years?
    3. What are the Points of Pride for Coldwater Community Schools?

    December 13, 2022

    Focus Group Meetings for Input to Develop Profile DONE

    December 16, 2022

    Posting/Profile to various sites Posting/Profile now available

    February 3, 2023

    Posting Closes at 4 PM

    February 20, 2023

    Presentation of Candidates to Board, 5 PM

    • Selection of Candidates for Interviews
    • Preparation for Interviews
    • Finalize Questions for First Round

    March 8-10, 2023

    First Round Interviews, Time TBD

    • Selection of Finalists to be Interviewed

    March 16, 2023

    Final Interviews – Time TBD

    Date TBD

    Special Board Meeting to hire new Superintendent

    July 1, 2023

    New Superintendent Begins Duties