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Elizabeth Bridget Ashton 
Superintendent of Schools
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Jennifer Greene 
Secretary to
Superintendent of Schools

April 4, 2020


Dear Honeoye Central School District Community,


When it comes to school related factors influencing academic achievement, research suggests that the role of the principal is exceeded only by the quality of teachers working directly with students.  As you are aware, our very own Mrs. Addie Klaehn, has graciously served in the role of Interim Secondary Principal for the 2019-20 school year, following the departure of Wayne Ackles.  At this juncture, HCS is positioned to engage in the coordination and implementation of a search process to fill this vacancy and to appoint a probationary secondary principal with an anticipated July 1 appointment date.

HCS Secondary Principal Search Anticipated Timeline:
***March 24 - April 20: Honeoye High School Principal Application Period
***April 3 - April 10: Internal and External Individuals Identified for Stakeholder Group Interview Committees
***April 3 - April 10: Development of Honeoye High School Principal Leadership Profile
***April 13 - April 17: Creation of Stakeholder Interview Questions and Performance Tasks (Virtual meeting)
***April 21 - April 24: Vetting and Screening of Applicants
***April 27 - May 1: Stakeholder Interviews of SemiFinalists (Virtual or live)
Note: Candidates will have the opportunity to meet and interview with stakeholder committee groups.
Note: Stakeholder committee groups will provide feedback and confidence ratings to the superintendent.
***May 4 - May 8: Finalist Interviews with the Superintendent
***May 20: Board of Education Appointment of HCS Secondary Principal
***July 1, 2020: HCS Secondary Principal Start Date

To help guide our hiring process, we will be putting together a leadership profile for our next Secondary Principal. If you have a free minute between now and April 10, I am hoping that you might consider taking this brief survey
 to share the qualities you believe are most crucial for this position.

In addition, I will be assembling various stakeholder committee groups to participate in the hiring process. My hope is that students and parents will be represented as stakeholder groups and would be delighted if 6 - 8 students and 6 – 8 parents express interest and willingness to serve in such a capacity.  Should you opt to participate in this process, your commitment will include virtual attendance during a question-writing Google Meet session the week of April 13-17 and virtual / live attendance during interviews with candidates the week of April 27 - May 1. (More detailed information will be provided once the committees have been identified.) Please send me a quick email (
bridget.ashton@honeoye.org) before April 10 if you are interested and available to serve on a hiring committee.

Thank you for your time, support, and consideration of the above requests specific to the hiring of our next HCS Secondary Principal.


Warmest regards,

E. Bridget Ashton


Elizabeth Bridget Ashton

Superintendent, Honeoye Central School District

8528 Main Street

Honeoye, New York 14471


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