Letter to Staff and Community Members

Dear District Staff and Community Members:

The Hinckley – Big Rock CUSD 429 Board of Education has begun the search process for a new Superintendent. As you may be aware, Dr. Travis McGuire is leaving at the end of the 2022-23 school year. We have selected SCHOOL EXEC CONNECT, an educational search firm, to assist us in the process of finding a new Superintendent.

We are interested in receiving your input about the new Superintendent. We ask that you take about five minutes to fill out an online survey that will be available from February 17 – March 3, 2023. Please check the District website on February 17 for the survey link.

In addition to the survey, the SCHOOL EXEC CONNECT consultants are asking staff, students, parents, and community members to provide input on the District’s strengths, the District’s challenges, and the characteristics the next Superintendent should possess. These focus group sessions will be held in-person and will be conducted on March 15, 2023.

Findings from the survey, open forums, and focus group conversations will be used to develop a New Superintendent Profile that will be reported to the Board on March 22, 2023.

As we move forward, our most important consideration is securing the strongest candidate pool and ultimately hiring the best person to lead our district. To that end, the Board of Education has decided to conduct a confidential search. The final interview process will involve the participation of stakeholders to interview the three finalists and provide feedback to the Board.

The Board of Education looks forward to your support and assistance with this very important undertaking. Please feel free to contact the consultants assisting us if you have any questions or comments regarding the search: Dr. David Negron at david.negron@schoolexecconnect.com and Dr. Tim Shimp at tim.shimp@schoolexecconnect.com.

We look forward to your input as we search for a new Superintendent to lead Hinckley – Big Rock CUSD 429.


Tim Badal

President, Board of Education

Hinckley – Big Rock CUSD 429


The Board of Education welcomes your input as we begin our search for a new Superintendent for Hinckley – Big Rock CUSD 429. We will use the information we gather from focus groups, open forums, and this survey to create a profile of our next leader.

All responses are anonymous and confidential. A complete report summarizing all community engagement results will be published on the district website after March 22, 2023.

We request that each person respond only once to this survey. The survey is designed to allow only one response per device. The survey will be available February 17 – March 3rd, 2023.

Thank you for your effort in helping our Board of Education with this important task.