SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, LONG BEACH (NASSAU COUNTY, Long Island)
SCHOOL LEADERSHIP LLC
January 9, 2018
Long Beach, New York
Full Time - Experienced
New York State Superintendent Positions
The LONG BEACH PUBLIC SCHOOLS, located on the south shore of Long Island in Nassau County, New York, is seeking a K-12 Superintendent of Schools.
The Long Beach School District serves students from Long Beach, East Atlantic Beach, Lido Beach, and Point Lookout as well as an increasing number of high school students from the neighboring K-8 district of Island Park. As of June 2017, there were approximately 3,900 students enrolled, prekindergarten through grade 12, in four elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school.
The Long Beach School District prides itself on student success for growth beyond the classroom and strong community connections that bring graduates back after college. The district has a long tradition of high-achieving students and the diverse community is very supportive of the school district. Stakeholders are committed to excellence, to a student-centered philosophy, and to enhancing an already successful multi-cultural school district and community.
Recently, parents, students, staff and members of the community were invited to describe the strengths of the school district. Among the most frequent responses were:
An excellent staff, eager to participate meaningfully in improving the schools and district
A diverse community, reflective of the richness and culture of the world
Parents and citizens work collaboratively with the schools
Families have had students enrolled over generations
District offers the International Baccalaureate program
Buildings and grounds have been well maintained and are attractive looking
School district student activities are supported by the entire community
A community that has routinely supported the school district budgets
Additional information about the district and its schools is available on its web site: www.lbeach.org.
The Board of Education recently approved the following as the “specifications” for the Superintendent search:
The successful candidate should be:
Familiar with Best Practices, K-12, as they apply to all children.
Familiar with NYS learning standards, education law, school district finance and budgeting practices and collective bargaining.
An effective communicator with outstanding interpersonal, writing and public relations skills.
Candidates must possess or be eligible for New York State certification as a School District Leader (SDL) or School District Administrator (SDA) and a doctorate is preferred. The position offers a salary and benefits commensurate with education and experience.
Confidential applications will be accepted on-line only until Friday, January 26, 2018 at www.leadschools.us (click on “Current Vacancies” and follow the link to www.Applitrack.com). In addition to completing the basic application, candidates are asked to upload a cover letter describing how they believe they meet the specification criteria listed above, as well as uploading a copy of their current résumé.
School Leadership, LLC was founded in 2004 and since that time has assisted more than 100 New York, New Jersey and Connecticut school boards in the recruitment and selection of new superintendents. Its President is Dr. Charles Fowler, who served as a superintendent for 35 years in four states; he is assisted by 15 associates who are also former superintendents, board members, university professors, and state level administrators.