School Board Approves Superintendent Search Leadership Profile
Posted on 12/21/2020

On December 17, 2020, the Prince William County School Board adopted the final Leadership Profile as proposed by BWP & Associates, the firm hired by the School Board to conduct the superintendent search, using the community input and data gathered from PWCS stakeholders.

The Prince William County School Board seeks an outstanding visionary and innovative instructional leader who has solid experience and proven success leading and working in a culturally diverse school system and community. The successful candidate will have demonstrated success working collaboratively with the School Board, staff, and community to create increased opportunities for students to prepare for a successful future. The Board seeks candidates who can demonstrate a “match and fit” with the leadership qualities and characteristics listed in the profile.

BWP search team members conducted an extensive Community Engagement process that included focus groups with invitees that included: nonprofits, businesses, parent groups, faith groups, staff, students, county supervisor members, school board members and the entire Prince William County community.

The information provided reflects the overall themes that emerged from input and feedback from the numerous constituent groups between November 30 – December 3, 2020.

Information was gathered by BWP and Associates consultants via individual ZOOM interviews, focus group discussions, community forums and emails. The process also consisted of an online survey utilizing Survey Monkey which was available in ten languages: English, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Dari, Farsi, and Pashto.

In order to address Board and community concerns about engaging all segments of the community, group participants were asked to serve as “search ambassadors” and use their contacts and outreach efforts to inform and encourage participation within those groups and throughout the search process.

This multifaceted approach to community engagement reflects the Prince William County School Board’s commitment to receive input from students, employees and members of the community. The process has yielded a significant amount of thought‐provoking responses which provide clear guidance as the search process proceeds.

Learn more about the Superintendent Search process.