Stakeholders Survey Available on the DUSD Web Site

Submitted by Denair Unified School District

The Denair Unified School District, Board of Trustees, Denair, CA, is soliciting input in the superintendent selection process. Numerous meetings have been scheduled with the consultants from McPherson & Jacobson L.L.C. to receive input. We realize not everyone’s schedule allows attendance at one of those meetings. Please provide your input by answering the questions in the survey by visiting The survey is available in both English and Spanish. The last day to participate in the Stakeholders Survey is Monday, March 12, 2018.

DUSD Superintendent Search Firm Seeking Community Input

Submitted by Denair Unified School District

The Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees has selected McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., Executive Recruitment and Development to assist them in the important task of selecting superintendent candidates for the board to interview.

The firm is seeking the community’s input into determining the qualities of the next Superintendent. The search firm would appreciate it if you would take time from your busy schedule to meet with the consultants on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 7:00 pm, in the Denair Middle School Coyote Center.

Your advice is very important to us, we hope you will attend! This meeting is open to any patron who wishes to provide input.

Denair Board Hires Firm to Lead Superintendent Search

Submitted by Denair Unified School District

The Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday night to hire a Lodi-based consultant to lead the search for a new superintendent.

The board called a special meeting to deal with the impending departure of Aaron Rosander, whose contract expires at the end of June. Rosander has led the 1,272-student district since February 2014.

In open session, the five Denair board members and Chief Business Officer Linda Covello interviewed two companies by phone Thursday night. Both are experienced in executive searches and recruitments related to education.

Representatives of McPherson & Jacobson as well as Leadership Associates were asked questions separately for about 25 minutes each about their processes and results.

Trustees then discussed the merits of both proposals for nearly an hour before voting to hire McPherson & Jacobson, whose headquarters is in Omaha, Neb., but has offices all over the country. Retired schools superintendent William Huyett of Lodi will lead Denair’s search.

Covello said the cost to the district will be between $8,500 and $13,650, paid for by so-called “one-time funds” received and saved over the past few years from the state.

She expects McPherson & Jacobson to present an outline of the recruitment timeframe at an upcoming board meeting. The company also intends to gather input from staff and community members about what they want to see in a new superintendent.

New DUSD Superintendent Addresses Public

DUSDColorAn 8 minute audio transcript from the January 23, 2014, Denair Unified School District reception for new superintendent, Aaron Rosander, has been posted below. DUSD board president, Robert Hodges, introduced the new superintendent, followed by comments from Mr. Rosander, to a packed DUSD Leadership Room audience.

If you were unable to attend the event, it’s a great way to get to know the new leader of Denair Unified School District. Mr. Rosander officially takes the helm of the district on February 10, 2014.

DUSD Hosts New Superintendent Reception

Supintendent Reception Invitation

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The Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees will host a reception for its new Superintendent of Schools, Aaron Rosander, on Thursday, January 23, at 7:00 pm, in the DUSD Leadership/Board Room. Board President, Robert Hodges, will introduce Superintendent Rosander at 7:15 pm, followed by some shared thoughts by the new superintendent. A Meet & Greet will follow, with refreshments provided.

This is a great opportunity to meet Denair Unified School District’s new Superintendent of Schools!