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Superintendent Search

October, 2014

Dear District Staff and Community Members:

      The River Grove District 85.5 Board of Education has begun the search process for a new superintendent to replace our retiring superintendent Mr. Glenn Grieshaber as of July 1, 2015.  We want to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Grieshaber for his excellent service to the district.  To assist us in the superintendent search process, we have selected SCHOOL EXEC CONNECT, an educational search firm.

       We are interested in receiving your input about the new superintendent.  We would appreciate it if you would take about five minutes to fill out the following survey which will be available online from October 20 – November 5, 2014: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/J5PXMG6

In addition to the survey, if you would like to provide input on the district’s strengths, the district’s challenges, and the characteristics the next superintendent should possess, the SCHOOL EXEC CONNECT Consultant invites you to attend one of the two open forums listed below—one designated for staff members and one designated for the community.


  • District 85.5 Staff Members                           Staff Lounge    11/3     3:45
  • District 85.5 Parents/Community Members  Commons        11/3     7:30

Findings from the survey, the two open forums, and several focus group conversations will be reported to the Board on November 11, 2014.

As we move forward, our most important consideration is securing the strongest candidate pool and ultimately the best person to lead our District.  One or two Staff/Community Committees will be invited to interview the final three candidates and share their feedback with the Board of Education.  We plan that all those involved in the search will hold candidate names confidential throughout the process.

     The Board of Education looks forward to your support and assistance with this very important undertaking.  Please feel free to contact the School Exec Connect consultant assisting us with this search if you have any questions or comments regarding the search:  Dr. Kathryn Robbins krobbins1020@att.net

We look forward to your input as we search for a new superintendent to lead River Grove District 85.5.



Marlene Flahaven, President

River Grove District 85.5 Board of Education          




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