Principal Selection Updates, June 2016

The Principal Selection Committee is at work finding Sayre’s new principal. They want to keep the community informed and involved. Our school affects our neighborhood in many ways and we all want Sayre to continue to be a source of pride.

First statement (June 18, 2016):

Shortly after Ms. Ustabecir’s resignation from Sayre, the Local School Council has been working to find a terrific candidate to lead Sayre Language Academy. Here is an outline of the process:

  • May 18 LSC members completed Principal Selection training
  • May 23 The LSC formed a Principal Selection Committee made up of LSC members along with additional parents and teachers with a total of 22 individuals
  • May 25 - Submitted job posting for the principal vacancy to CPS
  • June 1 - Principal position officially posted by CPS
  • June 15 - Deadline for applicants to submit their materials to CPS
  • June 17 - Committee will begin reviewing candidate materials
  • June 2 - Committee will select candidates for first round interviews
  • June 25 - Tentative date for Round 1 interviews
  • June 27 - Tentative date for Round 1 interviews
  • July 6 - Tentative date for Round 2 interviews(as needed)
  • July 12 – Tentative date for Community Forum – time and location TBD
    This forum will give parents, teachers, and community members the opportunity to meet finalists for the position and toask questions. The committee will be asking for your input at the forum as well.
  • July 14 - LSC Organizational Meeting. LSC members to vote on candidate andextend formal offer.

If you have questions about the process, have suggestions, or would like to make a comment, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! You may submit questions and comments through our email

Thank you for your continued support of Sayre Language Academy. Go Bulldogs!
—Sayre Language Academy LSC Principal Selection Committee

Second Statement (June 24, 2016):

Just an update to let you know we are on track for choosing a new principal for Sayre. After the job posting closed, we received 48 resumes to review! The committee is really pleased with the quality and diversity in the resumes we have received. It’s wonderful to have so many talented people interested in being a part of our great community.

The committee has narrowed the list to those we want to interview in person. Interviews are taking place this weekend and early next week. While these interviews are closed to the public, keep in mind that the community forum, tentatively set for July 12th, will give you the opportunity to meet the final candidates and give your feedback on who would be the best leader for Sayre.

You may continue to submit questions and comments through our email Hope everyone is enjoying summer!

—Sayre Language Academy LSC Principal Selection Committee

En español:

Le queremos dejar saber que vamos muy bien en nuestra bùsqueda del nuevo principal para nuestra escuela. Despues de que se cerrò el anucio de bùsqueda, recibimos 48 aplicaciones!!! Estamos muy contentos con la calidad, experiencia y diversidad de los resumès recibidos. Que orgullo tener tantas personas tan talentosas interesadas en ser parte de nuestra gran comunidad.

El Comitè ha reducido la cantidad de aplicantes al nùmero que vamos a entrevistar en persona. Las entrevistas seràn este fin de semana y temprano en la semana que entra. Aunque estas entrevistas son cerradas al público, mantèn en mente de que nuestro Foro de Comunidad està tentativamente planificado para 12 de Julio. En este Foro podràs conocer a los candidatos, hacer preguntas y dar tu opiniòn al Comitè en cual es el mejor candidato para nuestra escuela.

Puedes continuar sometiendo tus preguntas y comentarios a nuestro email: Esperamos que estès disfrutando el Verano!

—Academia de Lenguajes de Sayre Comitè de Seleciòn LSC Principal

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