The search for a superintendent continues for Judson ISD as the board of trustees works to receive candidate applications.

During a March 6 special meeting, superintendent search firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates gave a presentation regarding the superintendent profile.

This profile was built from feedback from the community, Judson ISD staff and other stakeholders.

A survey was available to the community in February, which received 1,495 responses from staff and stakeholders.

Survey results highlighted the community’s perception of what strengths the district has and laid out a ranking of competencies desired for a superintendent.

Community engagement meetings were also conducted in February, which resulted in 24 meetings consisting of 213 people.

Based on feedback from those meetings, the top four attributes desired in a leader include integrity, student-focused, transparent and humble. The feedback also highlighted areas of expertise and experience.

The board approved the superintendent profile, which begins the next step of the process in identifying potential candidates that meet the standards of the district.

Place 1 Trustee Suzanne Kenoyer said the process has been beneficial in getting helpful feedback and helping align the district and community needs.

“I think this is going to be a really good piece of information for us to go back and share with the community that we listened, and this is what we are looking for, and this is a superintendent for all of us,” she said.

The first round of interviews is expected to be held the week of March 27, and the goal is to announce the lone finalist the week of April 17.