The Board of Education of the Saugerties Central School District is pleased to invite candidates to submit applications for the position of Superintendent of Schools. The Board plans to act on an appointment in sufficient time for the successful applicant to assume the superintendency by July 1, 2019.
The Board is being assisted in the search process by Dr. Charles V. Khoury, District Superintendent of Ulster BOCES, the Sole Supervisory District of Ulster County. The Board will make all decisions concerning the selection process, the evaluation of candidates, and the final appointment.
College and university placement offices, state and national officials, and practicing Superintendents of Schools are invited to nominate qualified candidates for this position. Qualified individuals are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, an application form, and their professional credentials to the website below.
To be given full consideration, all application materials should be on file by December 17, 2018. Dr. Khoury and the Saugerties Board will begin to review application folders upon receipt.
Please do not contact members of the Saugerties Central School District Board of Education or its administrators for information. All inquiries should be directed via email to Dr. Charles Khoury at Ckhoury@ulsterboces.org. Please use Saugerties Search in the subject field.
Letters of interest, résumés, completed application forms, and professional credentials should be submitted online at www.ulsterboces.org/careers by following the link to the Saugerties Superintendent Search.
All communications will be handled through the Office of the Ulster BOCES District Superintendent. Following the initial screening, selected candidates will be invited to meet with the Saugerties Central School District Board of Education. Visitations to home districts of the final candidate(s) may be conducted to gather further information on performance, working relationships, and leadership style.
The Board of Education expects to offer a three-year contract with an initial salary range of $170,000 to $195,000 based on the experience and training of the successful candidate.
December 17, 2018
To be given full consideration, all application materials should be on file by the initial deadline of December 17, 2018. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Apply online at www.ulsterboces.org/careers. Dr. Khoury and the Saugerties Board of Education will begin to review application folders upon receipt.
January 14, 2019
Anticipated start of interviewing. Final interviews are anticipated to be held the week of February 11.
On or About March 12, 2019
The Board hopes to offer the successful candidate the position in mid-March, with the hope he or she can assume duties on July 1, 2019.
The Area & Community:
The Saugerties Central School District is located approximately 100 miles north of New York City on the west bank of the Hudson River. The District, with a population around 19,000, is comprised of the Town of Saugerties and parts of the Towns of Woodstock and Ulster. It is a rural/suburban area with many of its residents employed in the Poughkeepsie-Kingston corridor. Saugerties, off of Exit 20 of the New York State Thruway, is a thriving community with easy access to the surrounding Hudson Valley and its many educational, cultural, recreational, and economic and business opportunities.
The District believes that community involvement is a critical element in the success of our students. Whether they are participating in the local blood drive, volunteering at a firehouse, or helping feed fellow students through a comprehensive Backpack Program. The students also enjoy and benefit greatly from the presence of community members in the schools, such as the mystery reader programs that bring our senior citizens into the classrooms to spend time with the children. These character-building activities prepare our students for lifelong citizenship.
The District continually searches for occasions to work with community groups and organizations to enhance the educational opportunities available to our students. One of our many successful school-community partnerships is with the nonprofit Esopus Creek Conservancy (ECC), which provides our elementary students with a super-sized environmental-studies-classroom. Using curriculum created by District teachers, in alignment with New York State Learning Standards, students visit the ECC’s 156-acre Nature Preserve to study plant and animal life.
The Saugerties Central School District, fully accredited by the New York State Department of Education as well as the Middle States Schools Association, offers an excellent elementary school program, which emphasizes early literacy achievement for students. The Saugerties Junior and Senior High Schools offer strong core and interesting elective programs and a variety of AP (Advanced Placement) courses. With improving student achievement as its goal, the District also offers a Professional Development Program for faculty and staff through partnerships with local colleges and universities as well as the Mid-Hudson Teacher Center and the Mid-Hudson Regional Information Center. We are very proud of our teachers and teaching assistants, who are all New York State certified and classified as “highly qualified.”
80% White; 11% Hispanic/Latino; 2% Black; 2% Asian or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander; 5% Multiracial
Students with Disabilities 19%
Economically Disadvantaged 46%
English Language Learners 2%
Free Meals Eligibility 46%
Graduation Rate 82%
Regents Diplomas 92%
Advanced Regents Diplomas 39%
Diplomas w/CTE Endorsement 9%
Enroll in College 76%
The Saugerties CSD is dedicated to educating the whole child and will work to engage all stakeholders in the school community in advancing student achievement through promoting flexible, innovative, and meaningful programs that challenge each student to reach their fullest potential.
The District is committed to providing a safe, secure, and positive school environment for all students, staff, and visitors by ensuring district preparedness and compliance necessary to respond to any safety or security risk.
Regarding the District’s culture, the District will cultivate collaborative and engaging partnerships between the Board of Education, school, families, and community that foster positive, trusting, and meaningful relationships.
Saugerties CSD will continue to develop and enhance safe technologically advanced schools through effective implementation of resources in order to connect students with their local global communities and to promote innovative teaching and learning for all.
The District will provide exemplary stewardship over the buildings, grounds, and infrastructure to establish and maintain safe and healthy environments which are conducive to learning and welcoming to the community.
Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
Component District of Ulster BOCES
Mid-Hudson Council of School Superintendents
Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute
Mid-Hudson School Study Council
New York State Council of School Superintendents
New York State School Boards Association
North American Association of Educational Negotiators
New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)
Registered by the New York State Education Department
School Administrators Association of New York State
Ulster County School Boards Association
The Board of Education is seeking an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and experienced educational leader who is committed to maintaining and encouraging a climate of excellence for students, faculty, and the community. Among the exemplary personal and professional qualities the candidate should possess are the following:
Educational leadership, vision for the future, the ability to think inventively, and commitment to the continuous development and implementation of well-planned and evaluated academic programs.
Demonstrated management ability.
Skilled in the application of financial procedures, education law, school management operations and planning procedures, negotiations, educational technology, and capital projects.
Strong human relations and leadership skills to interact effectively with students, school staff, Board members, community members, and the media.
Strong effective communication and presentation skills.
Commitment to be a public advocate for the children of the District.
Knowledge of, and active involvement in, evaluating procedures, including staff development, staff evaluation, curriculum development, and all discipline areas.
Problem-solving skills in both individual and group settings.
Desire to become an integral part of the Saugerties community, including having a highly visible profile and becoming an active participant in community-related groups and activities. Residence in the surrounding area is encouraged.
Active involvement in the total educational program, recognizing the unique school-community relationship that exists in a community such as Saugerties.
Ability to implement the Next Generation Learning Standards, as well as innovative programs and curricula for a diverse approach to learning.
Hold or be eligible for New York State School District Administrator certification.
Minimum of three years’ experience as a Central Office Administrator (Superintendent experience is preferred).
Additional Salary Information: The Board of Education expects to offer a three-year contract with an initial salary range of $170,000 to $195,000 based on the experience and training of the successful candidate.
About Saugerties Central School District
At Ulster BOCES our mission is to provide high quality shared educational, administrative, and technical services that enable component districts to develop the capacity in their students and adults to achieve higher standards of performance. With an emphasis on economic efficiencies, Ulster BOCES is committed to offering educational programs that enable all students to prepare for employment and/or post-secondary education.
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