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TAHLEQUAH – The search for a “well-rounded” superintendent at Sequoyah High School is underway, but it could take months to fill the position.
“I’m looking for someone who, above all else, wants to do their best for the children and for the staff at Sequoyah, someone who wants to help create the next generation of tribal leaders,” said Corey Bunch, who completed as SHS Superintendent since 2020. “I’m looking for a well-rounded, well-versed person who is not afraid to work hard, who is not afraid to stand up for what they know is right and who can go out of their way. before and lead our school to greater times.
Bunch resumed his duties as superintendent in 2020 following the termination of the employment of then superintendent Leroy Qualls. A replacement, Patrick Moore, was hired but resigned before the start of the school year that year.
“We’ve posted this job, and we just need to get some scheduled interviews,” Bunch said. “Our goal is to fill this position as quickly as possible, although it is somewhat difficult to fill Superintendent positions mid-term. So what we’re most likely looking for is to find someone who can start as early as July 1. Most of the current superintendents have a contract until the end of June.
What Bunch hopes is “someone who is just passionate about being a leader and cares about these kids every day.”
“But who is also a visionary who can in a way lead us towards the future of education,” he added. “It has changed so quickly because of technology. “
Bunch was recently appointed Acting Chief of Staff to the Cherokee Nation. Although he remains the Superintendent, his position as Executive Director of Education Services has been taken over by Deputy Director Mark Vance.
Former superintendent of Zion Public Schools, Bunch noted that “no matter where you are,” work is one of the most difficult roles in education.
“I’m talking mainly from the point of view of public schools, but they usually don’t have enough resources to function as you want them to, so you have to be creative,” he said. “You face a lot of pressure from the public and you face a lot of pressure from lawmakers who want to hold you accountable for this and that. It is therefore a difficult position. No superintendent does it for fame or fortune, I promise you. Otherwise, there are easier jobs they can find that probably make more money. “