110 Barrio Way, Windsor, CA 95492 • 707.953.3434


    November 14, 2022


    Dear Ross School Parents and Community Members,


    I have been selected by the Ross School Board of Trustees to conduct a search for the permanent superintendent position (announcement from 11/3 can be found here). By way of introduction, I am a retired school administrator who now works as a consultant, specializing in superintendent searches. I have worked with twenty-two school districts in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties over the past ten years. Prior to that I was interim Superintendent in the Ross School District from 2011 - 2012. I also conducted your district’s search seven years ago. I know your community and district exceptionally well. 

    An important first step in the search process is understanding what the community would like to see in the next permanent superintendent. The Board of Trustees would like your input on desired qualifications (i.e., what might be viewed on a resume) as well as personal characteristics that will be important for success as the next leader of the District.  Your input will be used to create a profile of an ideal candidate. The more input, the clearer the picture for the Board of Trustees as they guide the selection process.

    I’ve created several ways to provide input:

    √ Attend a Zoom Informational and Input Session on Monday, December 5th at 6:00pm: Link to Input Meeting

    √ Attend an in-person meeting in the Ross School Library on Monday, December 12th at 6:00pm

    √  Take an anonymous online survey (beneficial even if you also attend a meeting): Input Survey

    √ Provide any additional thoughts to me, including recommendations, questions, and concerns, at any time up to the conclusion of the search via email at MahoneySearches@gmail.com or cell at (707) 953-3434.


    Thank you so much for your help with this important process!

    Please click here to view the draft timeline


    Dr. Scott Mahoney, Search Advisor