New Superintendent Named
New Superintendent Named
Posted on 04/11/2018
Dr. Lori Shough

DR. LORI SHOUGH TO SERVE AS SUPERINTENDENT
Throughout the Spring of 2018, the Liberty Elementary School District Governing Board conducted a recruitment process for a new superintendent. The national search was conducted in coordination with the search firm of McPherson and Jacobson, LLC.

Following an extensive process that included community forums, district wide surveys, candidate interviews and public interviews, the Governing Board selected Dr. Lori Shough to serve as the district superintendent beginning April 30, 2018. Dr. Shough currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent,  Educational Innovation for Maricopa County Education Service Agency in Phoenix, Arizona.



GOVERNING BOARD ENTERS CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS WITH DR. LORI SHOUGH

The Liberty Elementary School District Governing Board voted to enter contract negotiations with Dr. Lori Shough for the position of the district superintendent during a special meeting on Monday, March 26, 2018. Over the next week, the Board will work to negotiate a contract with Dr. Shough that will need to be approved in a public meeting prior to final selection.


CANDIDATE INTERVIEW PROCESS
‚ÄčOn March 22-23, 2018, Liberty Elementary School District Superintendent candidates, Dr. Gayle Galligan, Dr. William Greb, Dr. Jack McKinley, Dr. Richard Rundhaug and Dr. Lori Shough, completed tours of the district schools and met with various stakeholders prior to their interviews in open session the with the Governing Board. Stakeholder groups included a student, certified, classified, parents and community member. 

LIBERTY BOARD ADVANCES FIVE CANDIDATES IN SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH
At the March 19 special meeting, the Liberty Elementary School District Governing Board selected five candidates from the superintendent applicant pool to interview for the position March 22-23, 2018. The interview process will be preceded by community stakeholder meetings including community members, parents, teachers and student.

The five selected candidates for interviews are as follows:

- Dr. Gayle Galligan
- Dr. William Greb
- Dr. Jack McKinley
- Dr. Richard Rundhaug
- Dr. Lori Shough

The governing board scheduled a special meeting on March 26 regarding the superintendent search with another meeting scheduled for April 9, 2018, to finalize a selection.

All media inquiries will be handled by the superintendent search firm McPherson & Jacobson, LLC.


STAKEHOLDER SURVEY RESULTS

Results from the stakeholder input meetings and online survey were shared with the Governing Board at at February 20, 2018 Board Meeting.  These results can be viewed via the link below.
Stakeholder Survey Report


COMMUNITY FORUM
The Liberty Elementary School District will host two community forums regarding the superintendent search.  The forum will serve as an opportunity for the public to share insights into what type of characteristics prospective superintendent applicants should possess as the search firm of McPhereson & Jacobson, LLC recruits qualified candidates. 

The meetings will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, in the Liberty Elementary School Library at 6:30 PM, and Wednesday, February 7, 2018, in the Rainbow Valley Elementary School Cafenasium at 6:30 PM.  

We welcome you to attend either night.  If you are unable to attend, the link below is available for interested patrons to submit stakeholder input.

Stakeholder Input Survey - English (Survey is Closed)
Stakeholder Input Survey - Spanish (Survey is Closed)

The survey will open be open Friday, February 2, 2018 and close Monday, February 12, 2018.


INVITATION TO APPLY

The invitation to apply was made public via the McPherson & Jacobson, LLC website.

Liberty Elementary School District Brochure


SEARCH PROPOSED TIMELINE
01/18/2018: Governing Board meeting with McPherson & Jacobson, LLC to organize search
02/06/2018: Stakeholder Meetings
02/07/2018: Stakeholder Meetings
02/20/2018: Governing Board meeting with McPherson & Jacobson, LLC to review stakeholder input
02/26/208: Superintendent Search Closes at 11:59 PM 
03/19/2018: Governing Board Meets to Review Finalists & Finalize Stakeholder Members for Interview Panel
03/22/2018 Candidate Interviews
03/23/2018 Candidate Interviews
04/09/2018 Superintendent Selection