The Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Gretchen Dorner, is appointed by the Board and acts as its executive officer in administrating their policies in the operation of the schools. She also acts as adviser in keeping the Board informed of the needs and programs of the schools. The Superintendent is available to the Board as a professional resource, and her recommendations normally precede any Board action on questions relating to recruitment and supervision of professional staff, selection of textbooks and instructional materials, development of curriculum, school plant planning and fiscal affairs.