The CARLE PLACE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, centrally located on Long Island in Nassau County, New York, is seeking a Superintendent of Schools.
The 1,300 students in the Carle Place school district are enrolled in three schools, located on a single campus, (a K-2 elementary school, a 3-6 elementary school, and a middle/high school). The district has a long tradition of high-achieving students and the community is very supportive of the school district and its students. Stakeholders are committed to excellence, to a student-centered philosophy, and to enhancing an already successful school district and community.
The Board of Education is seeking a leader who can build upon the district’s many accomplishments while respecting the school and community cultures and its student-centered vision. Among the many hallmarks of the Carle Place School District recently cited by staff, parents, students, staff and members of the community are:
Staff and administration are excellent, knowledgeable, qualified, dedicated, experienced and take pride in their work;
A district where many families have had students enrolled over several generations;
Small size of the district results in personalization and family-like atmosphere;
Strong programs, and students who have high academic and athletic achievement;
Parents and community members are dedicated to the children, supportive of education, and work collaboratively with the schools;
Community is centrally located with access to mass transportation;
Buildings and grounds have been well maintained and are constantly upgraded;
A school district where student activities are supported by the entire community; and
There is a tremendous sense of pride in the district.
Some of the leadership challenges for the new superintendent, also cited by staff and residents are:
Being able to be respectful of traditions while making necessary changes;
Bringing the district to the next level of excellence;
Maintaining presence in buildings and remaining familiar with programs and services;
Recognizing and working with changing demographics; and
Ensuring community awareness of the success of the District’s students and programs
Following significant staff and community engagement, the Carle Place Board of Education has approved the following specifications for tis search for a new superintendent:
The successful candidate will be:
an experienced central office and/or building administrator who can provide effective leadership in a district where the schools are the center of community life;
an accessible, collaborative, visible, apolitical administrator who is open to the ideas of others, and maintains an open-door approach to community, student, and staff engagement;
a leader who encourages thinking outside the box and risk taking, while also requiring appropriate accountability for high-level instructional outcomes;
an educator with leadership skills appropriate to meet the challenges in a small, tight-knit community; and
effective in communicating through multiple media with all stakeholder groups.
The Board of Education is offering a regionally-competitive compensation package. New York State certification as a School District Administrator or School District Leader is required for appointment.
Applications must be submitted online at www.leadschools.us as soon as possible (click on “Current Searches”) 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 meet the specification criteria listed above, as well as uploading a copy of their current résumé. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Dr. Frank Chiachiere
Dr. Charles Fowler
Dr. Kathy Weiss
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