New Superintendent Search

Berrien RESA is looking for our next leader!

The Berrien RESA Board of Education is embarking on a superintendent search as Dr. Kevin M. Ivers has announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2020.  The Board will be assisted by the Michigan Leadership Institute in the search. 

Search Timeline

(last updated November
 13, 2019)

Berrien RESA Superintendent Search Timeline
Date Activity
 October 28, 2019 Presentation to Board of Education
 November 2019 Board Meeting to Review Process and Set Dates OR Work from Timeline
 November 18-22, 2019 Input Due on Three Questions from Board of Education
 December 2-6, 2019

Input Gathered via Website from Public (survey now closed)
What are the unique skills, qualifications and characteristics desired of the new superintendent?
What are the challenges facing Berrien RESA in the next three (3) to five (5) years?
What are the Points of Pride for Berrien RESA?

December 5, 2019 Focus Group Meetings for Input for Board to Develop Profile
-Administrators, Central Office Employees, Business Leaders, Service Groups, Local Government Officials, Local Board Members, Ministerial Associations, Local Superintendents, Advisory Boards, Staff Members and others
December 11, 2019 Electronic Brochure (Posting and Profile)
January 24, 2020  Posting Closes at 4 p.m.
January 30, 2020   Presentation of Candidates to Board – 1 p.m.

-Selection of 4 to 6 candidates to be interviewed
-Preparation for Interviews
-Finalize Questions for First Round

February 4 and 5, 2020                                                                             First Round Interviews – 1 p.m.
-Selection of 2 to 3 finalists to be interviewed
February 10, 2020  Final Interviews – 1 p.m.
-Visitation time and process to be determined
-Selection of Candidate
-Contract Negotiations
To Be Determined  Regular Board Meeting - Board Approval of Contract

Notes:  Completes search prior to April 1 to allow ample time for new superintendent to gather information from Dr. Ivers, staff, local superintendents, along with visitations to area ensuring a smooth transition.

Public Survey- Now Closed

Staff and public input is an important aspect the search process.  Beginning on Monday, December 2, staff and members of the public are invited to provide input via a survey.  All information gathered will be shared with the Board of Education, however; all answers will be anonymous as no identifiers are required or requested.  The survey will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, December 6.  Thank you in advance for providing input.
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