Community Input Meeting Results – Thursday, March 1, 2018, Wilder Middle School

 

  1. Areas of current strength, for the school division, that should be priorities:
Total Votes Superintendent Priority Qualifications
5
  • Relationships
  • Inclusion of all Students (General and Special Education)
1
  • Student Achievement
  • Communication

 

  1. Areas of improvement, for the school division, that should be quickly addressed:
Total Votes Superintendent Priority Qualifications
6
  • Increase Teacher Pay
  • Teacher Recruitment and Retention
5
  • Community Engagement
4
  • County-wide Literacy (K-5)
  • Understanding of Special Education and Individualized Student Needs
3
  • Discipline
2
  • Equity – schools and abilities
  • Racial disparities – suspension rates
  • Understanding of focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Unify the County . . . genuine “One Henrico”
1
  • Balance of facility improvements
  • Resources for students with disabilities – human and material
  • Transportation – communication about changes
  • New and improved construction

 

  1. Areas of professional background and/or expertise of the new superintendent:
Total Votes Superintendent Priority Qualifications
10
  • Person of color
8
  • SOL – address it with law-makers to eliminate it
6
  • Experience with Economic Diversity
5
  • Classroom Experience
4
  •  Young and Innovative
  • Change agent – experience – non-accredited to accreditation
3
  • Diversity – strong leadership
  • PhD
  • Leadership in bringing diverse groups together
1
  • Prior Superintendent or Associate Experience
  • Bridge generational gaps
  • Team-builder
  • Encouraging to students
  • Experience with various diploma status
  • Relatable

 

  1. Personal characteristics for the new superintendent:
Total Votes Superintendent Priority Qualifications
8
  • Advocate for Everyone
7
  • Integrity
3
  • Transparent
  • Socially Liberal
2
  • Sports fan to support our athletic scholars
  • Realizes value of trade – outcome-based workforce (vocational)
  • Empathy
1
  • Cognizant of challenges that currently exist

 

  1. Leadership qualities that best serve the employees, students, families, and community stakeholders of Henrico County Public Schools:
Total Votes Superintendent Priority Qualifications
4
  • Integrity
  • Trailblazer
2
  • Visibility/Accessible – be with the people
  • Strong Sense of discipline
1
  • Servant Leadership
  • Analyze strengths and weaknesses of HCPS
  • Decisive
  • Trustworthy
  • Mentor and coach others (staff and parents)
  • Networker / Build Relationships

 

  1. Other qualities or priorities for the new superintendent:
Total Votes Superintendent Priority Qualifications
12
  • Henrico Resident