Superintendent of Schools, The School District of Upper Dublin
Chester County Intermediate Unit
March 5, 2018
Maple Glen, Pennsylvania
Full Time - Experienced
The School District of Upper Dublin (UDSD) Board of Directors is seeking a visionary, strategic and decisive leader to be their next superintendent of schools. The Board is seeking someone who can continue the educational excellence of a premier district in the state of Pennsylvania. The Board, staff and community are committed to providing the best education for all children and maintaining a strong sense of community.
The School District of Upper Dublin serves a population of nearly 26,000 residents in a 13-square-mile area in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The district is approximately 20 miles north of downtown Philadelphia. The UDSD operates four, K-5 elementary schools; one, 6-8 middle school; and one, 9-12 high school. In total, UDSD serves approximately 4,200 students. The 2017-18 operating budget of the district was approximately $100 million. The School District of Upper Dublin successfully passed a front-end referendum to build a new $119 million high school. Full-day Kindergarten is in operation at all elementary schools.
A rich and varied academic program of studies is offered to all students. The district strongly supports academics, the arts and athletics. In addition, all UDSD schools are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The graduation rate at Upper Dublin High School is 99.4 percent and more than 90 percent of the class of 2017 enrolled in a two- or four-year college or university. Furthermore, approximately eight percent of seniors from the class of 2018 are National Merit Finalists and Commended Scholars.
The district is proud of the formation of its Excellence & Equity Consortium. The Consortium consists of engaged community members, staff, administrators, board members and students who are passionate about embracing the diverse perspectives within UDSD. The mission of the Excellence & Equity Consortium is to remove barriers to access and advancement on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, ethnicity, religion or disability. Removing barriers while embracing the highest quality research, teaching and service will result in excellence.
Candidates should be student-centered and demonstrate leadership qualities marked by superior communication, problem-solving and financial management abilities; an ability to build teams and maintain trust; and good judgment in planning and decision-making. The candidates should also demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with all district stakeholders in a manner exemplified by honesty and integrity.
The School District of Upper Dublin offers a highly competitive salary plus a benefits package, and a multi-year contract. A minimum of five years of administrative experience and an advanced degree/doctorate are preferred. Building-level and central office experience preferred. Candidates should possess or be eligible for the Pennsylvania superintendent letter of eligibility. The target employment date is July 1, 2018. Review of applications will begin in March 2018.
If you are interested in applying, please send a letter of interest and application materials to Dr. Joseph O’Brien, Chester County Intermediate Unit, 455 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335. For more information, please contact Dr. O’Brien at 484-237-5010 or UDSDSuptSearch@cciu.org. All applications will be kept completely confidential.
About Chester County Intermediate Unit
The Chester County Intermediate Unit provides services to the 12 school districts in Chester County. This includes services to nearly 86,000 public and non-public school students and over 6,000 educators. CCIU's major services include: special education and compensatory education programs; career, technical and customized education; mentor training and staff development; technology initiatives; consortia for school business operations; and curriculum services.
The Chester County Intermediate Unit is one of 29 regional educational agencies established by law in Pennsylvania in 1971. Working between the Pennsylvania State Department of Education and the local school districts, the intermediate unit's mission is to provide services that can be offered most economically at the regional level.