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January 29, 2018

Superintendent Search: 30 Qualities Survey

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Dear parents, teachers, and the Ames community,

On January 17, as a school board, we chose Ray & Associates as the search firm to help us with identifying candidates for the next Superintendent of the Ames Community School District. As a part of this process, we are seeking feedback on the preferred criteria to consider in our candidates. Below is a link to a survey we invite you to complete. Based on their experience, Ray & Associates has identified 30 criteria of effective school leaders. Please select up to 10 criteria most important to you. There is also an open-ended question for you to identify those things candidates should know about our district and community. The survey will close at 8:00 a.m. on February 9. 

Additionally, our search firm consultants will be hosting listening sessions with various identified focus groups (teachers and staff, students, parents, building administrators, and community leaders).  The public is invited to participate in a focus group with our consultants on February 5, 5-6 pm in the District Board Room.

As we move through this process, we will strive to keep you informed as much as possible.  A timeline detailing the process will be posted to our website in the upcoming days.  

Thank you for your support during this important process!


Alisa Frandsen

Ames School Board President


Survey Links:

English 30 Qualities

Albanian 30 Qualities

Arabic 30 Qualities

Hmong 30 Qualities

Chinese 30 Qualities

Punjabi 30 Qualities

Spanish 30 Qualities

Vietnamese 30 Qualities

Tagalog 30 Qualities

Amharic 30 Qualities

Somali 30 Qualities