Superintendent Selection

On April 14, 2021, the Webberville Community Schools Board of Education received notification that Mr. Brian Friddle is resigning as the superintendent.  A full timeline for the selection process can be found below and updates will be posted here as they are received.

Mr. Brian Friddle shared with the Webberville Community Schools Board of Education that he will be resigning as Superintendent effective June 30, 2021.   We will miss Mr. Friddle and wish him the best in the next chapter of his career.  We thank Mr. Friddle for his many years of dedication and service to the District.   The Board's goal is to have the new Superintendent selected and starting by July 1, 2021.

We have begun the search for the next Superintendent.  As we move forward in the search process, the Board of Education would like to receive input from parents/guardians and staff members.  Between Covid restrictions and a short timeline, the Board will seek this input via a survey.  We encourage you to provide us with your feedback regarding your beliefs as to what the Board should consider when selecting the next Superintendent.

The survey will remain open through 11:59 PM on Monday, April 26, 2021.  The link for the survey can be found below.  The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. 

Survey Link

The Board of Education looks forward to what the future holds for Webberville Community Schools and we hope that you do as well.

Sincerely,

Webberville Community Schools Board of Education - Personnel Committee

Amy Coe, Jennifer Lycos, and Daneille Rhodes

The Webberville Board of Education would like to thank everyone who participated in the Superintendent Search Survey.  The Board is actively reviewing the responses to ensure the community's and school employees' thoughts are taken into consideration as potential candidates are evaluated.

The internal posting has closed and brought forward two potential Superintendent candidates.  The Personnel Committee, consisting of Amy Coe, Daneille Rhodes, and Heather Stiffler, met with the two candidates on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 to have an initial discussion pertaining to their interest in the position. 

The Board of Education will participate in a training exercise on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 with a representative of the Michigan Association of School Boards in preparation for candidate interviews.  On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, the Personnel Committee will determine the interview format for the two internal candidates, which will be held prior to Wednesday, May 19, 2021.  Upon completion of these interviews, it will be determined if these individuals are brought forward for a public interview with the Board of Education or if an external posting will occur.

An update will be provided regarding the next steps in the process on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

During the Board of Education's regular meeting being held in the High School Cafeteria on Monday, May 17, 2021, interviews of the two internal Superintendent candidates will be conducted.  These will take place after the regular business has been completed.  The interviews are anticipated to begin at approximately 6:30pm.  Each interview will last a duration of 45 minutes - 1 hour.  

Order of Interviews:

Steve Vowles, Webberville High School/Middle School Principal

Andrew Smith, Webberville Principal/Athletic Director

During these interviews, the Board of Education and a representative from each building will ask questions of the candidates to learn more about their skills and experiences and how they relate to this position.  After the interviews are completed, the Board will adjourn the meeting to allow Board members time to reflect on the candidates' qualifications and skills, and how they align with the needs of the district as identified by the Board, community, and district employees.

The Board will reconvene on Tuesday, May, 18, 2021, at 6:30pm to hear public comments regarding the candidate interviews that were held the previous day and to deliberate and come to a decision regarding the position.

Superintendent Posting

Webberville Community Schools

Deadline: April 26, 2021 (Internal Review)

District: Webberville Community Schools

Position: Superintendent

Position Details

The Webberville Community Schools Board of Education is seeking a Superintendent to begin work July 1, 2021.

The Webberville Community Schools Board of Education seeks a Superintendent who is a strong educational leader, has strong financial skills, and will be an effective communicator with the staff and community. This educational leader will actively work with the Board and community to set and reach goals. The new Superintendent should be an instructional leader and a creative problem solver. This educational leader should be friendly, honest, and ethical.

Required Credentials
 

  • Must have a Michigan Administration Certification.
  • Must have a master's degree.

Salary and Contract Information

The District will offer a competitive wage and benefit package that reflects the experience and education of the candidate chosen as the next Superintendent.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest to Board President, Amy Coe, at acoe@webbervilleschools.org

Superintendent Selection Timeline (tentative)

4/14/2021 Board Discussion 6:00 Board receives notice that Mr. Brian Friddle is resigning and the board discussed the process.
4/17/2021 Position Posted N/A Position posted internally to staff.
4/17/2021 Personnel Committee Meeting 12:30 Board personnel committee meets to discuss the future of the district with administration. The timeline was also discussed. 
4/19/2021 Board Discussion 6:00 Ms. Coe provided an update on the superintendent search.  A survey will be sent to the community for feedback.  Internal applicants may be selected for an interview, or the position will be posted externally if the board chooses not to hire from within the district.
4/20/2021 Board Discussion 7:00 Board conversation with administration.
4/27/2021 Board Discussion 6:00 Board screening of internal applicants.
5/3/2021 N/A N/A First round interviews will be scheduled the week of May 3, 2021.
5/5/2021 Personnel Committee Meeting 5:15  Internal candidate interviews
5/11/2021 Special Meeting 6:15 The board will receive training from the Michigan Association of School Boards.
5/12/2021 Committee Meeting 6:00 Process Update/Interview Format
5/17/2021 Regular Meeting 6:00 Board of Education interviews of internal candidates (to begin approximately 6:30)
5/18/2021 Board Discussion 6:30 Board to reconvene to hear public comments on interviews and to deliberate on superintendent decision