The Bald Eagle Area School District wants you.
Specifically, the district wants you to weigh in on Superintendent Dan Fishers successor. Fisher will retire in February after 22 years at the helm.
To assist the selection of the next superintendent, the district has created an online survey. It asks participants to check, without prioritizing, the 10 leadership qualities they think will be critical for the new leader to have.
Results will help the school board identify and consider candidates. The survey, at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QZ7RVC5, ends Sept. 30. Whoever is chosen will lead the geographically largest of the four school districts entirely within Centre County. At almost 343 square miles, including five boroughs and seven townships, the district serves a population of about 13,000.
For more information about the survey, contact Jon Rednak of the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools, which is assisting the district, at 717-951-3064.
With tailgate season drawing closer, BEA alumni and friends have one of the first party invitations.
The Eagle Ambassadors, a nonprofit organization supporting academics, arts and athletics within the BEA school district, is throwing a bash Friday before the home football game against Bellefonte Area High School.
At 5 p.m., guests can enjoy free cookies and hot dogs with sauerkraut. Thirty minutes later, the ambassadors will lead a tour of the renovated BEA middle/high school in Wingate, starting at the entrance closest to Alumni Stadium.
For more information, contact Eagle Ambassadors President Karen Urbanik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Rosenblum writes a weekly column about the Bald Eagle area. Contact him at email@example.com or 231-4620.