2019 Superintendent Search

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2019 Superintendent Search

Superintendent Search 2019 
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education is undergoing a national search for our next superintendent. The new leader of our district is expected to take the reins beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. CH-UH has retained the services of consulting firm Ray & Associates, Inc. to assist with the search. Please check back to this page for further updates and information.
 
 New superintendent Elizabeth Kirby

Superintendent Search Updates

Elizabeth Kirby with Heights Middle School students

CH-UH Board of Education Selects Elizabeth Kirby as Superintendent

March 14, 2019 -- The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education has selected Elizabeth Kirby as the district’s next superintendent. The Board voted unanimously at a special meeting on Thursday to offer the position to Ms. Kirby.  More +
Superintendent Search 2019

CH-UH Board of Education Selects Superintendent Finalists

March 1, 2019 -- The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education has selected four candidates as finalists for the district’s superintendent position.  More +
Superintendent Search 2019

Community Receptions for Superintendent Finalists Set for March 4-8

Feb. 25, 2019 -- The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education will bring in four finalists for the position of Superintendent on March 4, 6, 7, and 8. The community is invited to participate in the interview process by attending a meet-and-greet each evening from 6-7 p.m. at the Heights Middle School Wiley Campus cafeteria.  More +
L-R: Dr. Talisa Dixon, Dr. Brian Williams, Jodi Sourini

Dr. Brian Williams Named Interim Superintendent

Jan. 31, 2019 -- Longtime district administrator and current Coordinator of Alternative Programming at the Options Center Dr. Brian Williams has been named the Interim Superintendent to lead the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District when current Superintendent Dr. Talisa Dixon departs in March. More +
Heights High students meet in a focus group about the superintendent search.

Community Focus Groups Inform Superintendent Search

Jan. 7, 2019 -- The search for the next superintendent of the CH-UH City School District is in full swing. The Board of Education began the process in November and expects to interview finalists in February. In order to inform its search, the Board of Education held community focus groups in December. More +
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Board of Education Seeks Community Input on Superintendent Search

Nov. 28, 2018 -- The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education is beginning a national search to find our next superintendent. As one of the initial steps in the process, the Board is seeking input on the desired characteristics and skills that the CH-UH community would like to see in the superintendent candidates.  More +

Superintendent Search Timeline

Nov. 20, 2018 - Consultant planning meeting with Board of Education
Nov. 28 - Dec. 19, 2018 - Community feedback via survey and focus groups
Jan. 27, 2019 - Deadline for applications
Feb. 4-8, 2019 - Review of candidates by Ray and Associates
Feb. 11-15, 2019 - Preliminary review of candidates by the Board
Feb. 25 - Mar. 1, 2019 - Additional candidate review and interviews by the Board
Mar. 4-8, 2019 - Final candidate interviews by the Board, candidate tours, and community meet-and-greets 
Mar. 14, 2019 - Elizabeth Kirby selected by Board of Education 
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