Iowa Firm Chosen For Superintendent Search

by Categorized: Christina Kishimoto, Schools Date:

Hartford’s 13-member superintendent search committee has chosen Ray and Associates Inc., an executive consulting firm from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to find the city’s next schools leader.

The city informed Gary Ray, the firm’s president, in a letter this week that the contract is being awarded to his company after the city issued a request for proposals. We’re told that the panel, which has met three times, had considered three firms behind closed doors.

A copy of Ray and Associates’ proposal to the city was not immediately available. The firm specializes in superintendent searches and is heading Baltimore’s efforts to find a new schools CEO.

“We appreciate your time and effort in preparing this proposal and look forward to doing business with your company,” wrote William Diaz, a procurement specialist for the city. “A contract will be sent to your attention soon for your signature.”

The contract to conduct a national search would be for $24,000, according to school board chairman Matthew Poland.

Hartford Superintendent Christina Kishimoto’s contract expires June 30, 2014. The school board decided not to renew her contract and is looking to find a schools chief by springtime.

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