RECRUITMENT

Agua Fria district begins accepting applications for superintendent

Feb. 17 is deadline for submissions

Posted 1/25/21

The search for Agua Fria Union High School District’s new superintendent is formally under way.

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RECRUITMENT

Agua Fria district begins accepting applications for superintendent

Feb. 17 is deadline for submissions

Agua Fria Union High School District, based in Avondale, covers 96 square miles and serves more than 8,300 Southwest Valley students.
Agua Fria Union High School District, based in Avondale, covers 96 square miles and serves more than 8,300 Southwest Valley students.
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The search for Agua Fria Union High School District’s new superintendent is formally under way.

The district’s Governing Board contracted with JG Consulting to lead its search to replace Dr. Dennis Runyan, who will retire June 31 after 12 years as superintendent.

After a series of virtual town halls in mid-January, the position has been opened for candidate submissions, which will be accepted through Wednesday, Feb. 17.

READ: Agua Fria district superintendent Dennis Runyan to retire

For job requirements and submission instructions, visit jgconsulting.us/job/superintendent-agua-fria-union.

“We have been so fortunate as a school district to have Dr. Dennis Runyan as our superintendent,” Governing Board President Vickie Landis said. “He’ll remain in that position through the end of the school year allowing us the time needed to do a thorough search and find our next superintendent.”

READ: Agua Fria students return to distance learning Nov. 9

Before being named superintendent, Dr. Runyan served as a principal. His retirement will culminate a 32-year career as an educator.

During the virtual community virtual town halls, representatives of JG Consulting spoke with staff and other stakeholders to determine qualifications for the next superintendent. The Governing Board identified and agreed to five objectives that will guide the search effort. The successful candidate will:

• Serve the academic needs of all students and expanded learning opportunities;
• Commit to effective communication protocols (internal and external);
• Implement a district strategic plan;
• Engage with the community with clear and concise communication; and
• Collaborate with Governing Board.

“The board wants to ensure that our next superintendent not only focuses on the academic needs of our students but has an eye to the future as our community continues to grow,” Ms. Landis said.

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