Interviews scheduled for Thursday 3/8 and Friday 3/9, open to the public
The Boulder Valley School District Board of Education announced two finalists in the search for the district’s next leader: Dr. Rob Anderson and Krish Mohip.
The superintendent finalists have been invited to visit BVSD this week. Mr. Mohip and Dr. Anderson will have the opportunity to visit BVSD schools and participate in interviews with selected members of the community on Thursday, March 8 and Friday March 9.
SUPERINTENDENT CANDIDATE COMMUNITY INTERVIEWS
Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Friday, March 9, 2018 from 4 - 6 p.m.
Both sessions will be held at the Boulder Valley School District Education Center (6500 E. Arapahoe Road) and will be open to the public.
BVSD has invited students, parents, employees and community representatives to participate in the interviews. The public is invited to attend and observe.
The selection criteria and interview question have been informed by more than 25 Community Forums held this fall and winter during which stakeholders were able to share the attributes they would like to see in BVSD’s next superintendent.
BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT FINALISTS
According to our search firm, Ray and Associates, 1,058 individuals from 47 states were contacted, as a result of advertisements and recruitment by the search firm’s national network of associates throughout the country. A total of 79 candidates completed the application process, providing the company with the required candidate materials. The Board of Education narrowed their search to two finalists following interviews last weekend.
Below are bios provided by the two superintendent finalists, presented in alphabetical order by last name:
Dr. Rob Anderson
Dr. Rob Anderson has been a passionate and dedicated educator for the past 21 years. His career has provided him with a broad set of experiences focused on providing all students with the opportunities and support they need to reach their goals.
After graduating from the University of Central Florida, Rob started his career as a Title I math and science teacher in Orlando, Florida and went on to serve in several leadership roles within the Orange County Public School system - as a department chair, administrative dean, assistant principal and then a high school principal for eight years.
He moved to Fulton County in Atlanta, Georgia six years ago to work at the district level to support schools throughout the county. During this time, Rob has served as the Area Executive Director for the Central Learning Community, Chief of Staff, Area Superintendent for the Northeast Learning Community and for the past three years as Deputy Superintendent of Academics.
In his current role, Dr. Anderson is responsible for the Academics division, including Teaching and Learning, Student Support Services, School Accountability and Governance, Information Technology, four Learning Communities and the Achievement Zone serving 14,000 employees, 102 schools and 96,500 students.
Rob and his wife Jessica have two children who attend Fulton County Schools and are residents of Fulton County.
Mr. Krish Mohip, 40, grew up outside of Chicago and began his education career as a kindergarten teacher in the 380,000-student Chicago Public Schools. At 27, he became that school system's youngest principal, serving a very poor performing school with a high concentration of low-income students. During his tenure, the school's reading, math and science test scores increased dramatically, outperforming the nearby Gifted School. Mohip then became the CPS Chief of Schools and Executive Cabinet Member, assigned to 36 of the sprawling CPS's poorest-performing and most challenged schools. Of those schools, all saw significant improvement within three years and all schools continue to improve today.
Since becoming CEO of Youngstown City Schools in June 2016, Mohip has launched several initiatives designed to improve the school district, boost student achievement, enhance the school culture and climate, and reconnect schools and the school district with the community. Those initiatives include expanded after school and preschool programs, the largest summer school program in the state, and an updated Student Code of Conduct. He’s also been reaching out to the community by hosting Coffee with the CEO events, forming a citizens’ coalition and a student advisory panel, and hosting a weekly Facebook Live feature.
A son of parents who grew up poor in Trinidad and Tobago and came to the U.S. as young adults, Mohip has a passion for education for all children and believes it takes a community of adults working together to realize the results students deserve.