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Newington - Superintendent of Schools

The Newington Board of Education invites highly-qualified candidates to apply for the position of Superintendent of Schools. The school district educates a diverse population of approximately 4,000 students. Newington Public Schools serves the community and their students with seven schools including four elementary schools (PK to Grade 4 with full-day kindergarten), two middle schools (Grades 5-8), one high school (Grades 9-12) and a Transition Academy for students ages 18 to 21 years old. The district believes in a widely shared vision of effective teaching that is focused on rigorous expectations, relevant curriculum, and respectful relationships. The position offers a system committed to excellence, a dedicated talented and student-centered staff, an active and supportive community, and a strong administrative team. The next Superintendent of the Newington Public Schools must have student achievement and success as a primary focus, realized through transformative educational practices that reflect school culture, leadership, and community resources for learning. Qualified candidates must have the ability to work effectively with local government officials, as well as the capacity to collaboratively connect with and involve all stakeholders. The Newington Board of Education is prepared to offer a multi-year contract with a regionally competitive salary and benefits package to a future-focused leader with exceptional credentials, accomplishments, and promise. Review of applications will begin on February 22, 2019. Expected start date is July 1, 2019. For more information, please contact: Dr. Joseph L. Wood, Newington Superintendent Search, NESDEC, 28 Lord Road, Marlborough, MA 01752, Phone: 508-481-9444, Email Access application and click on the Executive Search tab (https://www.nesdec.org/executive_search/currentsearches.aspx)

Suffield - Superintendent of Schools

The Suffield Board of Education is eager to welcome and support a talented and committed leader as its next superintendent of schools.  The district and community have many features that create conditions for educational success.  Suffield is a small community (population-approximately 16,000), which enables people to be known and connected. It has four well-maintained schools that are in close proximity:  A. Ward Spaulding School (PK-2); McAlister Intermediate School (3-5); Suffield Middle School (6-8); and Suffield High School (9-12).  The district and community enjoy good economic health, there is pride in an excellent staff, and parents are invested in their children’s education.  The position offers a visionary leader the opportunity to inspire and build relationships necessary to unite and move the district forward on a strategic and well-planned path.  A strong focus on instructional leadership will be key in addressing priorities related to improved curriculum and assessment programs and special education. The successful candidate will have a proven record of success in multiple positions and be able to show demonstrated results.  Good communication, transparency and team building talents are all essential qualities for Suffield’s next superintendent. The Suffield Board of Education stands ready to offer a competitive compensation package that will attract and retain a high quality superintendent.  Applications due February 20, 2019. Expected start date for the new superintendent is on or before July 1. For more information, please contact: Dr. Elizabeth Osga, Suffield Superintendent Search, NESDEC, 28 Lord Road, Marlborough, MA 01752, Phone: 508-481-9444, Email Access application,  and click on the Executive Search tab (https://www.nesdec.org/executive_search/currentsearches.aspx)

DARIEN - SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

The Darien Public Schools, one of the highest achieving school districts in Connecticut and the nation, recently announced its search for a new superintendent of schools.  The new superintendent is anticipated to have a start date of July 1, 2019.  Darien is in southern Fairfield County, along the shores of Long Island Sound, and in close proximity to the City of Stamford and to the broader expanse of New York City’s business, cultural, educational and recreational resources.  Although the Town of Darien was incorporated in 1820, early records indicate the clearing of land in the area in 1641, and in 1737, the Middlesex Parish was formed. The town’s current population is approximately twenty-one thousand, with some 4,500 eager, engaged and highly motivated students in its seven schools: five elementary, one middle school and one high school.  The nine-member Darien Board of Education is reflective of the community it represents: well-educated, highly engaged and determined to provide all the resources required to support academic excellence and a broad range of art, music, athletics and other appropriate clubs and educational experiences.  There are many hallmarks of the Darien Public Schools cited by the board, parents, teachers, students, administrators, staff and residents of the community.  Some of the major challenges that await the leadership of the newly appointed superintendent are:  Fostering a district culture built on trust; Improving district communication, vertically and horizontally; Harnessing and directing school improvement efforts. Collaboration and planning for facility improvements.  With significant input from over one hundred focus group participants and over two-hundred electronic survey participants, the Darien Board of Education approved the following specifications for its superintendent search: The successful candidate will be:  An innovative educator whose focus is on academic excellence and the social and psychological needs of all students;  An accomplished leader with a demonstrated record as a person of integrity who is excited to commit to the Darien Public Schools; An approachable and visible administrator with superior communication skills; A proven, experienced leader, ideally a superintendent, who can successfully engage all stakeholders and elevate a high performing district.  Applications must be submitted online at:  www.leadschools.us by February 28, 2019 (click on “Current Searches”).  In addition to completing the basic application, candidates are asked to upload a cover letter describing how they meet the above criteria, together with their current resumes.  All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Greenwich – Superintendent of Schools

Greenwich Public Schools (GPS) consist of eleven neighborhood elementary schools, three middle schools (6-8), and one high school (9-12). Students are assigned to elementary and middle schools based on residential attendance areas. Four of the elementary schools and one middle school serve as partial magnet schools, offering programmatic choice for families.  More Information. To apply, send cover letter and resume to: Kathleen Stowe, Chair of Superintendent Search Committee, kathleen_stowe@greenwich.k12.ct.us Applicant screening will be conducted in partnership with Ray & Associates

Eastford - Part-Time Superintendent of Schools

The Eastford Board of Education seeks an individual with a passion for service to lead the district. The successful candidate will: Inspire excellence in student learning; Relate exceptionally well to others and foster community relations; Be a creative and innovative problem-solver; Mentor and coach staff; Draw on others’ expertise; Build consensus; Have some special education expertise; Understand challenges facing a tiny district; Demonstrate knowledgeable financial acumen; Hold CT 093 certification. Application Process: The Eastford Board of Education has engaged in the services of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Search Services to conduct its search for qualified candidates. The screening process is ongoing. All applicants must provide the following by the September 4, 2018 Deadline.  A CABE Search Services application; A cover letter indicating your interest in the position; A brief review of key professional accomplishments and explanation of how these will contribute to your success as Superintendent; A minimum of three recent letters of professional reference; Undergraduate and graduate transcripts and a copy of professional certification.  To ensure full consideration and confidentiality, all of the above materials should be emailed to Dr. Mary Broderick at mbroderick.cabesearch@cabe.org Contact Mary Broderick at 860-608-1763. Applications will be reviewed as received and the application deadline is September 4, 2018 / Start Date: TBD.
 

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Windsor - Principal

Under the general supervision of the Superintendent of Schools, to provide leadership and supervision in administering the educational program of a Middle School in order to promote the educational development and achievement of students in accordance with Board of Education policies, administrative procedures, rules and regulations, and applicable law. To provide leadership in program development and improvement, as well as in professional staff development.  Essential Functions: Provides leadership and direction to staff with regard to the ongoing evaluation and improvement of educational programs, including curricular and extra-curricular activities. Promotes a school environment that is safe and conducive to individualized instruction. Ensures that Board policies and procedures are implemented and followed at the school. Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings. Encourages staff to continue to grow professionally and to experiment with new approaches or strategies to teaching. Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and reporting for all student activities, attendance and records as required by law. Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and works with teaching staff to modify instructional methods to fit students’ needs, including students with special needs. Coordinates with the central office in recruitment and selection of employees, the proper maintenance of employee personnel files, the administration of collective bargaining agreements, corrective action, and other human resource issues. Encourages parental involvement in students’ education and ensures effective communication with students and parents. Organizes and manages the budgetary and financial affairs of the school consistent with school district policies. Salary Range:  $138,999 - $150,027 (Benefits based on the Administrator's contract). Apply Online. www.windsorct.org

OUT-OF-STATE POSITIONS

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PA, Carbon County, Jim Thorpe Area School District – Superintendent of Schools

Carbon County, PA.  Appointment on/about May 1, 2019.  Enrollment approximately 2,241; grades K-12.  Successful candidate will maintain a high standard of ethics; apply proven ability maintaining positive staff and board relations; possess sincere interest in the education and personal development of young people; and convey experience in school finance, budgeting, and cost-effectiveness strategies.  Central office experience is required. Salary is negotiable and will be competitive, based on training and experience, qualifications and meeting board criteria including but not limited to the skills listed above. Please direct questions to Shane Pagnotti, lead consultant, shane.pagnotti@psba.org.  Interested candidates will need to provide a signed cover letter, two-page resume, Application, PA letter of eligibility, Act 24 clearance, current Act 34 and Act 151 clearances and FBI fingerprints (dated within 1 year). Sealed university transcripts will need to be ordered and mailed to PSBA Member Services, attention, Michelle Kunkel, 400 Bent Creek Blvd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. To complete the application process and upload required documents go to PSBA’s Career Gateway at https://careergateway.psba.org and begin by creating a profile. Career Gateway questions can be directed to Michelle Kunkel at 717-506-2450 ext. 3365 or michelle.kunkel@psba.org.  Documents are required by February 18, 2019 to assure a review by the Board are, cover letter, resume and application. All other required documents must be submitted or “in process”. EOE

MA, Seekonk Public Schools

The Superintendent of Seekonk Public Schools invites highly-qualified candidates to apply for the position of Director of Technology and Digital Learning. The Seekonk Public Schools are located in Bristol County in Southern Massachusetts. Seekonk is a community with a population of 15,548 ; the school system educates a diverse population of approximately 2,000 students. The Director of Technology and Digital Learning will provide leadership, direction and technical support for administrative and instructional applications of technology district‐wide.  The successful candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree (preferably in technology, computer science, education or related field), as well as three to five years of experience managing technological infrastructure and systems in a large organization including but not limited to Apple, Windows, Google, and phone system management. Supervisory experience with strong leadership, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills is desired, as is experience with technology application within an educational environment and web site development and knowledge of current educational and technology trends (and preferably knowledge of Massachusetts SIMs state reporting). Current certification in instructional technology or other relevant area through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is necessary.  The Seekonk School District offers a regionally competitive salary (in the range of $100,000 to $120,000 per year) and benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Review of applications will begin on March 4, 2019. The expected start date is July 1, 2019. For more information, please contact: NESDEC Search Office, Seekonk Director of Technology, NESDEC, 28 Lord Road, Marlborough, MA 01752; Phone: 508-481-9444, Email Access application,  and click on the “Executive Search” tab.https://www.nesdec.org/executive_search/currentsearches.aspx

RI, Providence Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program (The UCAP School) - Executive Director

The Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program (the UCAP School) Board of Directors invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Executive Director. The UCAP School is an independent public school collaborative for students who are at serious risk of dropping out of school, needing stronger academic skills or otherwise under achieving in their current school. Located in Providence, Rhode Island, UCAP exists to provide high quality educational services for approximately 140 students in Grades 7, 8, and 9 from the cities of Providence, Central Falls, and Cranston. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with experience in and appreciation for diverse learning environments, who has excellent human relations skills, and has a demonstrated understanding of urban education and the dynamics of regional public school collaboration.  In addition to managing the educational programs, the new Executive Director will need to be responsible for the business ‎aspects of the operation including the school building and tenant relations plus play a leading role in raising private ‎charitable funds that supplement the public funding.  ‎The new Executive Director is expected to have the skills, work ethic and commitment to effectively lead a team of dedicated professionals in continuing and enhancing the UCAP School mission and vision.  The UCAP School Board of Directors is prepared to offer a multi-year contract with a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Application deadline:  February 19, 2019; appointment in Spring of 2019; begin work on July 1, 2019.  For more information, please contact: Dr. Michael Palladino, Dr. Carolyn Burke or Dr. Arthur Bettencourt; UCAP Executive Director Search; NESDEC; 28 Lord Road, Marlborough, MA 01752; Phone: 508-481-9444; Email: Access the application      https://www.nesdec.org/executive_search/currentsearches.aspx  

 

MA, Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools - Principal

The Superintendent of Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools invites highly-qualified candidates to apply for the position of Principal of Amherst-Pelham Regional High School. Amherst Regional High School is a four-year comprehensive regional school, accredited by NEASC. Grade 9-12 enrollment is 952 with a senior class of 229. The student body is culturally diverse with a population that includes 58% Caucasian, 7% African-American, 9% Asian, 15% Hispanic, 11% Multi-Racial, and includes native speakers of 29 languages. The high school principal will be responsible for the instructional program, professional and support staff evaluations, budget development and implementation, as well as maintaining a visible presence with students, parents, and the broader community. The new principal will lead, support, and model a culture in which all staff are reflective about their practice and use data, current research, and best practices to continuously adapt instruction to meet the needs of all learners. He/she will work collaboratively with a diverse community of stakeholders to ensure viable and culturally competent curriculum and instruction. The successful candidate should possess strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.  Classroom experience is desirable, and at least three years of experience as a school administrator is preferred. A valid Massachusetts license as a Grades 9-12 Principal and a master’s degree in Education or related field are required. Regionally competitive salary offered.  Review of applications will begin on February 18, 2019. The expected start date for the new Principal is July 1, 2019.   For more information, please contact: NESDEC Search Office, Amherst-Pelham Regional HS Principal Search, NESDEC, 28 Lord Road, Marlborough, MA 01752; Phone: 508-481-9444, Email:  Access the application, and click on the “Executive Search” tab.  https://www.nesdec.org/executive_search/currentsearches.aspx

 

Superintendent Position Available - NJ Shore Area

RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT  

The Rumson-Fair Haven Board of Education invites visionary candidates with proven leadership and management skills, high integrity and strong moral character to apply for the position of Superintendent, a position available due to the retirement of its long-term, regarded leader in education.

Located in northern Monmouth County on a scenic peninsula bounded by the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers and the Atlantic Ocean, RFH receives students from the middle schools of Rumson and Fair Haven as well as select local private schools. This picturesque school serves as a community hub, enjoying strong school spirit and generous community support. Its well-regarded faculty are dedicated to teaching and learning. Proud of its rigorous, comprehensive program, RFH serves the wide-array of academic, social and athletic needs and interests of its 1000 students.
 
Consistently ranked high by numerous publications, RFH is considered among the finest public high schools in the nation. In 2017, it was listed by the Washington Post in its top quartile of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools”. The vast majority of its highly-motivated student population participate in athletics and extracurricular activities and more than 95% attend college.

The Mission of Rumson-Fair Haven High School is to empower all of our students with the tools to find their passions and thrive as knowledgeable, confident, resilient, creative, and compassionate citizens of a global community.

Eligibility for NJ certification as superintendent and secondary school experience are required. For additional information regarding the desired characteristics that the Board of Education has established and for information about the district, visit its website at:  https://www.rumsonfairhaven.org/

Position Available July 1, 2019.  Apply by December 4 online at: www.hyasearch.com. Screening is on-going.  Salary negotiable to NJ Cap of $169,689 plus high school stipend of $5K and performance bonus options.