Cedar Grove School District

Superintendent Search

The Cedar Grove Board of Education will be selecting a new superintendent and is seeking qualified candidates to fill this opening with an estimated start date of July 1, 2024.  The Cedar Grove Board of Education seeks a dynamic, results oriented educational leader that is committed to a unified vision of excellence within the school district.

Interested candidates can click here to apply via the New Jersey School Boards Association website.

Search Mission

In an effort to ensure that the values of the educational community are considered, New Jersey School Boards Association has been engaged as a search consultant to carry out the selection process.  The process will include a survey of key stakeholders, including staff, students, parents and community members.  Input sessions will be set up to gather information to be used to set criteria for the background, training and experience necessary for the new superintendent of schools.  At these sessions, our search consultant with the New Jersey School Boards Association will explain the search procedure, the roles played by the Board, the staff and the public in the process, and the calendar for the actual search.  Discussion will center on the strengths, concerns, and initiatives that the new superintendent will face.  Information gathered, together with input from the survey, will be used to shape a variety of candidate review documents and the interview questions.

You can provide your feedback via a survey that can be found here

The anticipated process is outlined below and will have periodic updates:

    • January 24, 2024 – Selection of search firm and initial meeting with Board to review process and discuss criteria to appear in the ad, calendar and application questions.
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    • January 29, 2024 – Application window is open and advertising is taking place.
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    • February 6, 2024 – Input session with the Memorial Middle School staff.
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    • February 8, 2024 – Input session with Cedar Grove High School students & Input session with Cedar Grove High School staff.
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    • February 9, 2024 – Input session with administrative staff.
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    • February 12, 2024 – Input session with North End School staff.
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    • February 15, 2024 – Input session with Central Office staff and Input session with South End School staff.
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    • February 21, 2024 – Input session with parents/community members at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium of Cedar Grove High School.
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    • February 26, 2024 – Virtual session with parents/community members at 7:00 pm
    • (Click for Zoom Meeting) (Meeting ID: 847 6322 6648)
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    • March 4, 2024 – Closing date to accept applications
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    • March 6, 2024 – Board meets to review the applicant pool with the consultant and the Board selects applicants for the first round of interviews.
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    • Week of March 11, 2024 – Board conducts first round of interviews and narrows the pool for 2nd round interviews.
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    • Week of March 18, 2024 – Board conducts second round of interviews and selects finalist(s)
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    • Week of March 25, 2024 – Finalist interview round
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    • Late March & Early April – Candidate vetting – reference/background checks and district visitations. Contract negotiations and submit a contract to the Executive County Superintendent.
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    • Early April – Board hires and publicly approves new superintendent.
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    • July 1, 2024 – New superintendent begins work in district, depending on notification clause in the finalist’s contract with their current district.