Little Silver School District Superintendent
Little Silver Borough Public School District
The Little Silver Board of Education is seeking a superintendent to lead the school district as it continues its long tradition of excellence. The successful candidate will possess excellent people skills, be student-centered, and can present a positive image of the district with the ability to “think outside the box.” The successful candidate will have the ability to lead a well-established and involved community as they will work together to define and pursue a clear strategy for moving a high achieving district forward. The District is seeking candidates who will possess the following:
A highly skilled leader with a vision for Little Silver Borough Public Schools, which includes a balanced vision of academics, assessments, rigor, extracurricular programs, equity, access, creativity, and joy. A person who is honest, ethical, collaborative, respectful, approachable, and compassionate. An accomplished communicator who is responsive, transparent and is a “good listener.” Someone who can work with our proactive and dedicated Parent/Foundation/Community Organizations that serves students and staff in numerous ways throughout the school year. The successful candidate will inspire trust, have high levels of self-confidence and optimism, and model high standards of integrity and personal performance. Possess the ability to walk the fine line of being good at making connections while being able to say “no” as well as understand the balance of “doing what is right versus doing what is popular.” Demonstrates commitment to community visibility with high interest in a broad range of community groups and organizations.
Educational Philosophy that includes:
A PreK-8 Line of Sight and Beyond. Understand the benefits/challenges of a small, high achieving school district as well as a small community. Leads with a clear focus on the district’s current initiatives and goals; assesses and evaluates programs and initiatives as an integral component of the process. Embraces and utilizes the latest research and innovation in the areas of curriculum, instruction and assessment. Understands the balance in learning and is committed to the Fine Arts and Practical Arts, Music. Sees extra-curricular activities as an essential component of a well-rounded education and not elective. Understands the need for instilling a joy of learning. Responsive to the social/emotional needs of all students; maintains an emphasis on preparing every student to maximize his/her potential. Experienced in supporting an effective education for all learners including the areas of Gifted and Talented, Special Education, Least Restrictive Environment and “Students in the Middle.”
Culture and Climate:
The Superintendent will be able to promote a positive and professional environment for district employees and the Board. Recognize and celebrate the strengths of the district and be mindful of the areas in need of improvement, while embracing educational excellence and opportunity. Can build consensus and commitment among individuals and groups with emphasis on parental involvement. Is able to delegate authority appropriately while maintaining accountability. Has experience/aptitude for recruiting and maintaining exceptional staff for the district and schools. Establishes and maintains a mutually respectful and effective environment that fosters the attributes of engagement, caring and empathy.
Have a strong understanding of school finance, will maintain a course of sustainability, financial stability, and fiscal accountability, and is adept at exploring additional ways to fund educational programs and preserve and enhance infrastructure. Be able to navigate and network with the local, state, and national political landscape to create partnerships aligned with the mission of the district. Recognizing the connections between and among planning, goal setting and budgets. Has previous experience that will benefit the long-term financial health of the district. Is a dynamic, energetic, and approachable leader who develops strong connections with staff, parents, other educational institutions, governmental agencies and legislators to enhance services and build support for the district.
Listens and responds to input; establishes systems and expectations to ensure information is communicated precisely, consistently, expeditiously and with transparency; possesses excellent oral, written, social media and presentation skills. Is visible, accessible, and communicates regularly with the Little Silver Community by both sharing information and genuinely seeking input in a manner that enhances trust and respect while maintaining the role of the educational leader. A collaborator who seeks and values input/feedback. An innovator that sets high expectations, makes difficult decisions based on an educated perspective informed by consultation and collaboration, has excellent follow through, delegates appropriate authority, and holds others accountable while building a cohesive and effective team.
The Board has appointed Strategic Educational Advantage LLC, to assist in the search process. Qualified applicants interested in applying should submit the following:
- Letter of interest
- Current resumé
- Three current letters of recommendation
- Inquiries and resume packets should be emailed to:firstname.lastname@example.org
- In addition to the above, please see additional details on the Little Silver Public School website: www.littlesilverschools.org
- Salary: Regionally Competitive (commensurate with experience) with benefits
Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2022, based upon availability of finalist
Application Process Timelines: Ongoing Applications preferred by January 4, 2022.
The Little Silver School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer