The Blind Brook-Rye School District (https://www.blindbrook.org/) is a small suburban district that serves about 70% of the Village of Rye Brook. The enrollment for all grades K to 12 is approximately 1,400 students in 2019-20. Rye Brook is located in southern Westchester County, about 30 miles north of New York City and has a population of 9,400. It is a predominantly middle to upper class area with mostly single family homes. Families (non-single residences) comprise 78% of the population, representing a higher-than-national-average concentration.
The Village has five main parks that contain ballfields, tennis courts, walking trails, basketball courts, and playgrounds. Much of the work of running the village is done by unsalaried volunteers. This includes the mayor board of trustees, and various boards, commissions, committees, and councils.
The Blind Brook-Rye Schools are the cornerstone of our community. Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School offers elementary students with Student-centered and problem based learning experiences, Its students are annual participants in the Destination Imagination Global Finals, and comprehensive K-5 STEAM programs. Blind Brook Middle School offers grade level teams and subject area specialists in all academic disciplines, double periods of ELA in 6th & 7th grade emphasizing Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop, and an emphasis on SEL and a community of learners. Blind Brook High School has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School, ranked 21st in NYS High Schools by USA Today, Model United Nations named one of the top 100 teams in the county, top performing teams in Model United Nations and Mock Trial, and Advanced Placement and SUPA programs available to students.
The desired start date is July 1, 2020. Blind Brook-Rye School District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
The Board has appointed Dr. Harold A. Coles, District Superintendent of Southern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), to assist in the search process. Qualified applicants interested in applying should submit the following by the December 6, 2019 application deadline:
Letter of interest
Completed application form
Three current letters of recommendation
NYS SDA/SDL certification
Inquiries: Dr. Harold A. Coles, District Superintendent
Southern Westchester BOCES
17 Berkley Drive
Rye Brook, NY
The Board of Education is seeking a student-centered visionary leader who can build upon the district’s mission to prepare their students to be active, life-long learners who have the skills and confidence necessary to achieve their highest potential.
Experience as superintendent or other central district office leadership role
Ability to develop, lead and champion innovative approaches to education, including curriculum
Collaborative and motivating leader
Ability to communicate effectively with all constituencies
Experience with school finances and budgets
Personnel management experience
Experience in negotiating collective bargaining agreements
NYS SDL or SDA certification (or eligible and enrolled in NYSED-recognized program for certification)
Residency within 35 miles from Blind Brook UFSD within six months of start
This will be a closed search process
The Blind Brook-Rye School District Board of Education seeks an experienced, dynamic and collaborative educational leader to fill the position of Superintendent of Schools. A three years contract and a regionally competitive (commensurate with experience) salary will be offered to the successful candidate.
Residency within 35 miles of Blind Brook-Rye School District is required within six (6) months of start date.
About Southern Westchester BOCES
The Southern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (SWBOCES) coordinates and provides educational and related services for 32 school districts in the Southern Westchester Region.
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