School Director on Leadership
It sure feels weird advertising for my own job. When we came eight years ago, we gave the school board a five-year verbal commitment, so I guess they’ve been happy, as have we. I wanted to let you know that part of the director search process is partnering with Job Fit Matters. Two representatives of their company will be joining us here in Vienna from June 5 to 7 so that they can get a better idea of who we are and what kind of director would be a good fit for us. If you see them around campus, feel free to welcome them and share with them what you like about ICSV.
We also have a committee at the school that is being led by Brad Hunter, former board chair and head of the director search committee that hired me. He volunteered to serve in this capacity, as he understands both the process and the importance of finding someone that can take ICSV from where we are today to the next level.
Since day one of my time here in Vienna, I have had this quote hanging above my desk: “I am serving the next director.” James Devenish, who sat in my chair prior to my arrival, did everything that he could to set me up for success. I have never forgotten that. All throughout my time here, I have sought to take care of any situation that arose so that the next director would not have to. I have been working to build a strong staff that is capable of running the school in my absence. Another quote that I found more recently and added to my collection says, “A critical role for leaders is to prepare others to carry on when their own season of leadership ends.” It is with this thought in mind that I will enter the 2023-2024 school year, my last.
Next year, ICSV will go through our self-study process that ends with an on-site visit from ACSI, our accrediting body. This should take place by early December. Also during this time, the director search will be in full swing, as the committee selects the final few candidates that we would like to invite to visit Vienna at the start of 2024. This year, Ms. Maria Mylko has served in the role of the interim secondary vice-principal. I have spent the year helping her to acclimate to ICSV. We went through a complete search for a new principal for next year, which included Ms. Mylko as a candidate. The committee overwhelmingly decided to ask her to continue in the role of secondary principal next year. I am excited to have an experienced administrator in this key role when I leave in August of 2024.
God’s timing is always perfect. Please continue to pray for ICSV as we search for the new director. Our God is faithful, so we are excited to see who He brings to our community!
Because of His Faithfulness,
Dr. Sharon Brobst. Director