California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE)

Executive Director Search

Stakeholder Input Session Invitation

The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence Board is conducting a confidential search for its next Executive Director. The CCEE Board has contracted with Leadership Associates to assist them with this search.

An important initial step in the search process is to ensure that the position description is appropriately designed to inform potential applicants of the roles and responsibilities expected to serve as the next Executive Director.

To that end, the CCEE Board would like to invite you to participate in the process.

We are seeking engagement from groups or individuals who may have an interest in providing input that could be used in the development of the position description.

Sally Frazier of Leadership Associates will be available to receive input from you or your group on:

Wednesday, February 21
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Sacramento, in Rm. #2408 (2nd floor)

Available input sessions are:

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM
9:45 AM - 10:25 AM
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
11:15 AM - 11:55 AM
12:30 PM - 1:10 PM
1:15 PM - 2:55 PM
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Times will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. Depending on size of group and requests for input sessions, groups may be combined.

To request a preferred time, please send an email to and indicate your top three choices in order of preference from the times listed below.

Also, please include the names of all participants anticipated in your group, as CDE security will require that all names be added to a security list.

The deadline to respond with name(s) and time preferences will be February 19.

If this presents a conflict and you are unable to attend, there are two options available to you:

  1. You may request a copy of the draft of the position description and/or submit your written input via email to:, or;
  2. You may request to schedule a phone conference with a consultant by calling:
    a. Jim Brown - (818) 515-4089
    b. Sally Frazier - (559) 232-5476

Any written or oral comments you provide unless confidentiality is requested will be combined with the input gathered at the February 21 sessions at the CDE.

Leadership Associates looks forward to hearing from you. Please know that at any time during the search process your thoughts are welcome.

The Executive Director Position Description is scheduled for Board approval on March 12.

Sally Frazier, Jim Brown, Sandy Thorstenson and Becky Banning

Executive Director search supplemental documents:

Stakeholder Input Session Invitation [PDF]
Executive Director Search Timeline

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