Bigelow Principal Search: Survey

From the Superintendent’s office

Dear Bigelow Families: 

The principal search process is officially underway. Attached is the presentation that was shared at the meeting.

I am very interested in gathering as much input as possible from the Bigelow community. To that end, I ask you to please complete the following online survey by March 1, 2021. As I mentioned at the parent meeting, the information gleaned from the surveys will not only be valuable during the search  process, but will be an excellent resource for the new principal.  

Please note that parents/guardians can participate in the search process as a member of the Selection Advisory Committee (SAC), and/or during the “finalist days” when the candidates will spend a good part of the day at Bigelow. The SAC will take into consideration the needs of the school and be advisory to me as I appoint the next principal. The primary responsibility of SAC members is to craft interview questions, interview candidates, and recommend semi-finalist candidates. If you are interested in participating in the SAC, you will need to be available on the dates listed below.  

    • March 3 – 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • March 10: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • March 12: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In addition to the SAC, parents/guardians may also volunteer to participate in small group interviews and larger meet and greets with the finalist candidates the mornings of March 24 and 25. Please notify the Bigelow PTO at if you are interested in participating in the SAC or the small group interviews. 

We are deeply committed to hiring an excellent leader for Bigelow and plan to devote significant time to this task in the coming weeks. I will be sure to keep you updated and look forward to working with the Bigelow Community as we begin this very important process. 


David Fleishman, Superintendent of Schools