John Russillo blogs on new District 109 Superintendent Michael Lubelfeld.
Renee Goier Retirement
Thursday, January 10, 2013
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 …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Board will get a report on potential candidates, interviews at Monday's board meeting.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Add your comment about what kind of superintendent you want in District 109.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Children interviewed by search firm display focus and goal orientation.
When it came to providing information to help the search firm seeking a new superintendent for Deerfield Public Schools District 109, the students outshined their parents, teachers and administrator. Consultants Hank Gmitro and Kim Perkins of the ECRA group told more than 50 people at Monday’s Board of Education meeting what their research told them about the wishes of the community for a superintendent to replace retiring Renee Goier. They liked what they learned from the children. Earlier: 109 Board Includes Public in Superintendent Search ECRA talked to 106 people including administrators, teachers, parents, students, community leaders and the public at large to assemble information. They also reviewed 292 on line surveys submitted from…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Consultants offer portrait of ideal candidate to replace retiring Renee Goier.
A consensus was reached by the Deerfield Public Schools District 109 Board of Education at its meeting Monday to have eight to 12 members of the public included in a confidential interview process to hire a replacement for Superintendent Renee Goier who retires June 30. The Board had been split on the issue of allowing anyone but the elected members to offer input because it could reduce the potential applicant pool. After a presentation by consultants Hank Gmitro and Kim Perkins, reluctant officials changed their mind. Earlier: District 109 Superintendent Search Moves Ahead Gmitro and Perkins told the Board a small group with each member signing a confidentiality agreement would not likely reduce the applicant pool though a public meeting…
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Board also hears reports on curriculum and school improvement as well as getting an update on superintendent search.
Air conditioning for the Deerfield Public Schools District 109 schools was an intense topic at Monday’s Board of Education meeting and those who waited until the end learned the project may become reality. The District recently sent out a request for proposal for companies which could meet the schools’ cooling needs and hopes to have more information in the next few months. It will be a thorough search. Earlier: School Board Takes First Steps in Superintednent Search “If we’re lucky it will cost $7 million,” Board member Nick Begley said. “If we’re not lucky it could cost a lot more. That’s why we have to make sure all the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed.” During her report to start the meeting, Superintendent Renee Goier told …
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 …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Some parents seek interim approach. Search firms said Deerfield is an attractive location for many superintendent candidates.
Three search firms bidding on the opportunity to help Deerfield Public Schools District 109 find a superintendent to replace retiring Renee Goier got a glimpse of the Board of Education and community they will serve if selected at Monday’s Board meeting. The firms found a group ready to get to work and a number of parents who want a delay until after the April election when four of the Board’s seven seats will be before the voters. Earlier: 109 Labor Talks Spur Today’s Activism All of the firms agreed that the board should begin looking for a superintendent now, rather than hiring an interim until after the electorate has its say. “We think that if you wait until the board is seated, you're going to miss the really high season of …
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 …