The Elizabeth School District Board of Directors contracted with the Frederick Andrews firm to conduct a search for the new superintendent of Elizabeth School District.
In late 2022, the firm surveyed parents, staff, students and community members for their input regarding qualities a successful candidate should possess.
March 2, 2023
Public comment session and final vote
The BOE conducted an open session to hear comments from community members regarding the superintendent appointment. The meeting was conducted at the Elizabeth School District boardroom and was livestreamed. After public comment, the board entered into executive session to discuss the appointment and returned to open session. The Board voted unanimously to appoint Dan Snowberger as superintendent.
Feb. 17, 2023
Community members invited to participate in panel interviews for superintendent search
The Elizabeth School District Board of Education selected two finalists to be moved to the panel interview stage of the hiring process for superintendent. The Board noted that it was imperative that it include in this process, and have representation from, the community of Elizabeth.
The Board sought community members from Elizabeth to volunteer to sit on the panel as a representative. If there was a large number of community members indicating interest in participating, the names of the panel members were publicly, randomly chosen. Those selected as volunteers committed to be a participant in the panel interviews on Feb. 24, 2023, and committed to be available from 6:15-8:45 p.m. on that day.
Those who were interested in volunteering had to respond no later than noon on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, with their name, email address, home address and phone number via email to the search firm and the district's director of Human Resources.
In addition, the Board indicated interest in questions that were important to the community of Elizabeth. Those with a question for the finalists which they wanted to be considered for the official panel interviews were invited to submit them via email to the search firm and the district's director of Human Resources.
Feb. 16, 2023
Finalist interviews by BOE
The Board interviewed two finalists, Dan Snowberger and Priscilla Rahn, in open session at the Running Creek Elementary gymnasium. Here is the audio from those sessions:
Jan. 12, 2023
Survey results have been taken into consideration, and as of Jan. 12, 2023, the position description has been posted on Frederick Andrews' website:
Interested parties were invited to email: ESDSuperintendent@fredand.com