Bethel School District

Superintendent Search

In November, Bethel Superintendent Chris Parra announced her retirement effective at the end of the current school year. This set in motion the search for a new Superintendent to lead our school district. The timeline below is subject to change.


December 2, 2020
Emergency Board Meeting

Approve Superintendent Search Calendar, discuss process for internal candidates, confidentiality, approve consultation contract


December 8-10, 2020
Community Forums
Community forums seeking input on preferred Superintendent Qualities:

1. Tuesday, December 8, 5:00-6:30, Superintendent Search Community Forum (English)
Meeting ID: 991 1484 1202
Passcode: Bethel52
Meeting ID: 991 1484 1202
Passcode: 97777070

2. Wednesday, December 9, 3:30-4:30, Superintendent Search Community Partners (by invitation)

3. Thursday, December 10, 5:00 – 6:30, Superintendent Search Community Forum (Spanish)
Meeting ID: 932 9996 5359
Passcode: 97402
Meeting ID: 932 9996 5359
Passcode: 97402


December 14, 2020
Regular School Board meeting
School Board reviews and approves Superintendent Qualities


January 11, 2021
Regular School Board meeting
School Board selects Screening Committee


February 5, 2021
Application closing date
The closing date for applications


February 8, 2021
School Board Work Session
School Board will create Screening Committee instructions and begin screening applications.


February 22, 2021
School Board Executive Session
Screening Committee selects candidates to recommend to School Board for interviewing


February 26-March 12, 2021
School Board conducts interviews and reference checks


March 15-22, 2021
Site visits and selection
School Board conducts site visits to finalists’ home districts and may arrange in-district visit/second interview for finalists

School Board selects top candidate and other acceptable choices 


April 12, 2021
Regular School Board meeting
School Board announces selection of new Superintendent and signs contract 


July 1, 2021
Start date
Start date for new Superintendent


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What Do You Want In A New Superintendent?

The search for a new Bethel School Superintendent is underway, and we need your input. What qualities are you expecting in a new leader for our school district?

There are two ways to provide input on the skills or knowledge you want to see in the new Superintendent:

The School Board intends to announce a new Superintendent by April 12, but the process is comprehensive and your opinions are needed now, before applications are accepted.


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