Carmel is a historic town in Putnam County, New York with history dating back to the American Revolution. Located 56 miles north of New York City, the Carmel Central School District provides a high-quality education for students within a pristine suburban setting in the Lower Hudson Valley. The District encompasses 85 square miles and serves students from two counties (Putnam and Dutchess) and six towns. The area is home to the Great Swamp (New York’s largest freshwater wetlands), Fahnestock State Park, The Chuang Yen Monastery, and the Thunder Ridge Ski Area. The Metro North Railroad has tracks running through Putnam County with stations in Brewster, Southeast and Patterson which run into Grand Central Station. The District has three elementary schools, serving grades K-4, one middle school serving grades 5-8, and one high school, with a total of approximately 3700 students.
The Carmel Central School District Board of Education seeks a superintendent of schools who:
Possesses exceptional qualities and utilizes process and systems to focus on results to further the district's mission and vision, and cultivate trust and partnerships among and between all stakeholders. Is a forward-thinking leader who understands the changing environment of education and what is needed to grow and thrive as a district.
Is a proactive leader with excellent communication skills and is visible and approachable to students, staff, parents, and community. A leader who appreciates the traditions of the past and has the vision to work with the entire school community to meet the needs of the future.
Has a willingness to empower, trust and delegate authority to the district’s leaders and staff while stressing accountability. The ability to ensure a high-functioning Board of Education through sound governance and defined roles and responsibilities.
Minimally, all candidates must be eligible for a New York School Administrator certification. First round interviews will be scheduled on either December 1, 2023; December 11, 2023; or December 12, 2023, and final interviews will take place shortly after. The final candidate will be offered a regionally competitive compensation package commensurate with experience.
All candidates are asked to send a cover letter describing how they meet the Candidate Profile and their resume to: email@example.com.
Strategic Educational Advantage Attn: Dr. Michael Kuchar/Dr. Frank Auriemma
ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.
Receipt of resumes and cover letters are preferred by 12:00pm on Saturday, November 25, 2023.
The Carmel Central School District is an EEO employer.
Studies show that women and members of some groups are more likely to underestimate their qualifications for a position. In Carmel, we are on a journey to create a more inclusive and equitable organization, which includes our commitment to shape a more inclusive and diverse work and school community. We recognize that a diverse representation in our organization is an essential step. Applicants who identify with a historically underrepresented group, including but not limited to BIPOC (Black/African American, Indigenous/Native American, Persons of Color), Hispanic/Latinx, LGBTQ+, Women, and/or individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
About the District…
The Carmel Central School District is located just 56 miles from
New York City. Carmel Central School District provides a highquality education for students within a pristine suburban setting.
The District encompasses 85 square miles and serves students
from two counties (Dutchess and Putnam), and from six different
towns, (Kent, Carmel, Putnam Valley, Patterson, Southeast and
East Fishkill). The area is comprised of rolling hills, lush green
meadows, sparkling lakes, reservoirs and ponds that offer the
residents year-round activities. Local attractions include the Great
Swamp which is New York’s largest freshwater wetlands, the
Fahnestock State Park and Thunder Ridge Ski Area.
Carmel Central School District educates the whole student
through partnerships to become lifelong learners. Students are
given the necessary tools for learning that best prepare them for an
ever-changing world. These tools, known as the Carmel 6Cs,
include Critical Thinking, Citizenship, Creativity, Compassion,
Communication and Collaboration.
The District has three elementary schools (K-4), a middle school
(grades 5-8) that offers accelerated math, science, and language...
courses, and a high school that offers extensive AP courses and
college-level courses. Across our district, one will discover
vibrant art and music programs and a wide array of extracurricular
activities, clubs and athletic teams. Carmel Central School District
has numerous special programs that provide a wide variety of
onsite learning opportunities for all of our students. Furthermore,
Carmel students are offered a full range of programs through
Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES Career and Technical
Education Program, located in Yorktown.
There is a dedicated and student-oriented community of
professionals and parents committed to a partnership that fosters
educational experiences for all students.