Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Mike Lubelfeld will take helm July 1 after retirement of Renee Goier.
Village resident and Deerfield Public Schools District 109 parent Michael Lubelfeld will become superintendent of the town’s elementary and middle schools July 1 replacing retiring Superintendent Renee Goier, according to a news release from the District. “This is one of the most exciting things, to get to serve my own community,” Lubelfeld said. “Having the opportunity to serve my own community does not come along often and it is an absolute privilege to have the chance to (participate) as a parent, community member and institutional educator.” Earlier: Update: Superintendent Search To Ramp Up A 20-year educator, Lubelfeld is no stranger to the North Shore having served as principal of Elm Place School in Highland Park. He comes to …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Board of Education hears report from consultants and makes plans to interview candidates.
The question of who will be the Deerfield Public Schools District 109’s new superintendent remains in doubt, but some information is beginning to emerge about how many candidates remain and what qualities the Board of Education is looking for as a new leader. At Monday’s Board meeting, representatives of the search firm retained by the District revealed that either five or six candidates will be brought before the Board next month with the eventual selection to be made public in January. Earlier: District 109 Superintendent Search Moves Ahead The board spent a portion of the meeting going over the questions that will be asked of the candidates in the first set of interviews. The first round will have specific topics to be addressed for all…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
District 109 President Ellen London said some special education information cannot be legally disclosed.
The Deerfield Public Schools District 109 Board of Education is moving forward with its search for a replacement for retiring Superintendent Renee Goier, but parent Barry Grossman is still urging them to reconsider. Grossman, who is continuing to collect signatures for a petition asking the board to hire an interim leader until after the April election, pointed out at Monday’s meeting the board hired interim staff members this school year to fill vacancies caused by the resignation of the assistant superintendent for learning and the special education program coordinator. Earlier: District 109 Superintendent Search Move Forward “I want to thank you,” Grossman said. “This warms my heart to find that you're taking advice of most of the …
Monday, August 20, 2012
The board picks a search and will discuss how to get community members involved at its August 27 meeting.
Despite some resident objections, the District 109 Board of Education moved forward with its plan to find a replacement for retiring Superintendent Renee Goier by voting at its August 8 meeting to hire a firm to conduct the search. School Board President Ellen London said that while the board was pleased with all three of the firms they interviewed, they were most impressed by the recommendations they received for Rosemont based Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates. “They just seemed like the right fit,” London said. “The couple of districts we talked to were very enthusiastic, especially about their community engagement.” London said that the firm has given the board its standard suggestions of community members to talk to about the …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Parents are divided on whether hiring should wait until after the April election.
Deerfield Public Schools District 109’s Board of Education spent nearly two hours Monday interviewing three firms that could help find a replacement for retiring Superintendent Renee Goier. Staffed by former superintendents, the three firms advertised their experience and presented their techniques for finding candidates, determining the best potential hires and incorporating community opinion, all of which would be tailored to the district’s needs. Earlier: 109 Labor Talks Spawn Today’s Activism Representatives from all three firms said they did not believe the April school board election should delay the search. At least one suggested giving potential candidates for Board seats input in the process. “A good superintendent should be able …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
With public interviews of search firms set at 5 p.m. Monday, read what Patch has written about the search today.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Switch to public interviews of search firm becomes first step.
The search for a new Deerfield Public Schools District 109 superintendent to replace retiring Renee Goier will be an open and participatory process, according to information on the District’s website. The first step in the process will be the public interviews of three search firms at 5 p.m. Monday as part of the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting. After the interviews, there will be an opportunity for public comment. Earlier: 109 Parents Ask Delay for Goier Replacement Those interviews were originally planned for an executive session before and after the public portion of the meeting. A change was made earlier this week. “There was no reason not to,” Board President Ellen London told Patch Monday. After the interviews Monday, …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Petition drive asks 109 to wait until new board is seated in April. Interviews of search firms to find new superintendent will be public Monday.
A petition drive began Sunday by a group of Deerfield Public Schools District 109 parents to influence the Board of Education to delay hiring a replacement for retiring Superintendent Renee Goier until after the April election. Though Board President Ellen London maintains the members will follow the normal course of a search because they have a duty to do so, she said Monday part of the process has already been opened to the public. Earlier: Update: Superintendent Search To Ramp Up As soon as the Board announced Goier will retire at the end of the 2012-13 school year, it said it would interview search firms in closed session Monday. It has now decided to make those interviews part of the meeting open to the public. “There is no reason not…
Monday, July 9, 2012
John Russillo discusses a petition being circulated in the Village.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
A bare majority of respondents to Patch poll want Board of Education to let members elected in April hire the next superintendent.
A majority of readers responding to Patch’s poll measuring whether the selection of a new superintendent for Deerfield Public Schools District 109 want the Board of Education to wait until after the April election. Of the 102 who responded, approximately half (54) want the Board to wait while 22 are content with the current members making the decision and 26 like a hybrid idea of starting immediately but giving candidates for the Board some voice in the process. Earlier: How Should 109 Board Proceed in Search? Current Superintendent Renee Goier told the Board at its June 18 meeting she would retire at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. Members will interview search firms to help find a new leader at their July 16 meeting. That portion …