Camden (N.J.) Schools Begin Search for a New Superintendent

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Five months after the departure of Bessie LeFra Young as Camden's top education official, the school board is beginning a search for the next superintendent of the 14,000-student district.

The board has hired Ray & Associates, an education executive-search firm based in Iowa, to conduct the process. The first step will be to hold forums Wednesday and Thursday for students, parents, teachers, and community leaders to discuss what they would like in a superintendent.

The qualifications put forward will be used "as a filter" for applicants, said Ray Lamboy, who is on the school board's search subcommittee.

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