Letter to the community from Board of Education President, Viswa Reddy,
introducing the Superintendent Search Process

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Millburn Schools Parents/Guardians and Community Members:

As you may be aware, the Millburn Township School District Board of Education has initiated a search for a successor Superintendent. The role of the Superintendent is critical to the school district. They are the only employee of the Board and are solely responsible for communicating effectively with the staff and delivering quality education to our school district, under the policy direction of the board. In working collaboratively with the board, the Superintendent also provides and leads the vision for the school district.

 To assist and counsel the Board through this process, we have retained the services of Hazard, Young Attea & Associates (HYA), a nationally renowned consulting firm that specializes in assisting school boards in identifying and recruiting executive-level educational leaders.

There are four phases to the HYA search process. Those phases are engagement, recruitment, selection, and transition.  The engagement phase consists of designing and planning a process of engaging the Board and stakeholders through interviews, online surveys and focus groups. Information from these interactions will assist the Board in developing a leadership profile and selection criterion that match the priorities of our community and that meet the unique needs of the students who are served through the Millburn Township Public Schools.  This disciplined, inclusive, and research-based approach will be designed to ensure all stakeholders have an opportunity to be part of the search process and will provide valuable feedback about the school district that will assist the search firm in better understanding our district in the broader marketplace. Once the engagement process is completed in June, HYA and the board will start the recruitment process immediately thereafter, with the selection process scheduled for September.

We invite you to provide your feedback and thoughts by attending a focus group Zoom session as indicated in the schedule below (note while we have provided multiple options for convenience to try to include as many people as possible, we kindly request that you attend only one session.


Another way to participate is through the community stakeholder survey. Please offer your input by clicking the link below. Also, we highly encourage you to share this link with friends, neighbors, and family members in the Millburn Short Hills community. 

https://hyasurvey.com/millburntownship (CLOSED 6/13)

 We look forward to and encourage community involvement in the engagement phase of the search process. It is our intent to keep the process transparent through updates at the board meetings, on the district website and the community information avenues that are currently in place.


Millburn Township Board of Education
Viswa Reddy, President