The Board of Education of the Cornwall Central School District is searching for an exceptional leader to serve as its next Superintendent of Schools. The district, located in beautiful Orange County, is grateful for the leadership of the current superintendent, Mr. Neal Miller, who is retiring at the close of this school year. The community is highly supportive of their schools and is a wonderful place to live and work.
The next superintendent is expected to be a passionate leader who can take an exceptional district to new heights, while being committed to the success of all students. The board is seeking a strong leader with the ability to make difficult decisions, engage in courageous conversations, and lead stakeholders to a shared vision for the future.
The district desires a superintendent who will be highly visible, craft meaningful relationships within the school and community, and foster a climate of mutual trust and respect among all stakeholders.
The Cornwall Central School district is a high achieving school district with a passionate and strong leadership team, faculty and staff. It is ideally located on the Hudson River approximately 50 miles north of New York City and just five miles north of the United States Military Academy at West Point.
The forward thinking Board of Education enthusiastically invites a broad range of candidates to apply.
Applications are due by April 17. Interested candidates should send a compelling letter of interest, resume and a list of four references to:
Director of Leadership Development
University of Rochester
--Valid NYS Certification required
About Cornwall Central School District
The Cornwall Central School District is based in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, and provides public education to the children of that village, the Town of Cornwall and portions of the neighboring towns of New Windsor and Woodbury. It operates three elementary schools, a middle school, high school and a small main office building in downtown Cornwall on Hudson.
Cornwall has three elementary schools, all educating students from kindergarten through fourth grade. The former Cornwall on Hudson main school building, on NY 218 in the center of the village, is now Cornwall-on-Hudson Elementary School. Cornwall's school, located on Willow Avenue outside downtown Cornwall near the hamlet of Firthcliffe, is now Willow Avenue Elementary School after educating sixth and seventh graders for the later 20th century. A third school, known formally as Cornwall Elementary School, is referred to within the district as Lee Road Elementary School for the street it is located on. It was built in 1968 due west of what is now Cornwall Central Middle School, located along Main Street just south of Route 218 outside the village.
That building was built in 1957 as the high school to handle the district'...s merger. During that time, it held grades 8 through 12. By the end of the century, growing population due to increased development in the district and larger families led to overcrowding, and after much contention a new Cornwall Central High School was built in the western section of the district, along NY 94. It won some architectural awards when it opened in 2003. The roofline of the "gym, pool and auditorium mimics the shape of distant hills" and the corridors include a "train track" rhythm to mimic the nostalgia for railways in the region. With its opening, the district reorganized the grades so that fifth graders and eighth graders attend the middle school.
Current district enrollment is approximately 3,150.