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December 3, 2013

CHS launches online survey

Help sought in seeking new principal, special meeting set

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble / staff writer

It’s up to the Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council at Corbin High School to select that’s school’s new principal.

They’ll have a special meeting to do that Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the Corbin Center, and to help them, they want your input by taking a survey.

That survey is online, and can be accessed by going to

In an open meeting last week, Corbin High SBDM Council members identified and listed items which might be considered as criteria for selecting the new principal. As a result, they’re seeing input from students, staff and community members before they finalize the criteria.

The online site lets you list the top five criteria you’d consider to be the most important in selecting a principal. The selection criteria is listed in random order, and there are 16 answers already selected. You just click on, highlight and leave your answers in place.

Among the selection criteria listed include answers such as: “Is (the person nominated) actively involved and engaged in school activities, including extra-curricular and community events,” “Easily approachable and respected by students, staff, and community; demonstrates ability to achieve and maintain a culture of respect,” “Possesses a management style that recognizes teachers as leaders, not micro-managers,” “Fosters and promotes a safe and inviting environment,” and “Possesses effective communication skills in a variety of formats that convey a clear message and mission for CHS.”

There’s also a section called “What other qualities should be considered?”, which lets you type in your answer.

When you’re finished, just click on the “Done” button, and it’s automatically sent to the SBDM Council.

Council members said the survey should take about 3-5 minutes.

They’re asking you to respond to the survey before Wednesday at 10 a.m.

At Wednesday afternoon’s meeting, the SBDM Council will approve the minutes of their meeting held last Monday, Nov. 25, then review the criteria for selecting the new Corbin High Principal. They’ll then discuss the interview process, and then go into executive session. Once the executive session is over, they’ll go back into their regular meeting, announce the results of action taken at the executive session, and then adjourn.

“On the interview process part of the agenda, we would discuss the steps you would take in that process, so that everyone’s on the same page,” Corbin Independent Schools Superintendent Ed McNeel said Monday.

The position came open after John Derek Faulconer announced early last month he would resign as principal, in order to take a new position in Tennessee.

Falcouner, who had been Corbin High’s principal since July 2011, accepted a position to become principal of KCS Career Magnet Academy at Pellisippi State, a new magnet high school in Knox County, Tennessee. The new academy will be located on the Pellisippi State Community College campus in Strawberry Plains, east of Knoxville.

That school is expected to open in August 2014, and will focus on career pathways, along with college and career readiness.

Dave Cox is currently the interim principal of Corbin High. Cox was appointed on Nov. 11, and is also the administrative assistant at the district’s Central Office.

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