Current Superintendent Searches

If you would like to be notified when superintendent positions become available, please e-mail Gina G. Patterson, executive director, at gina@vsba.org.

Important Notice: The Virginia School Boards Association is assisting the school boards below with the search process. Candidates should not make contact with individual school board members. Inquiries should be directed to Gina G. Patterson, executive director, Virginia School Boards Association, 200 Hansen Road, Charlottesville, VA 22911, 434-295-8722, or gina@vsba.org.


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Dinwiddie County Public Schools Announcement of Superintendent Search

The School Board of Dinwiddie County Public Schools invites applications and nominations for the position of Superintendent. The anticipated date of employment is July 1, 2017.

THE COUNTY

Dinwiddie County with a population of 28,000 is conveniently located near I-85 and I-95 and U.S. 460, 25 miles south of Richmond; Dinwiddie County provides quick access to the East Coast from New York to Florida.

THE SCHOOLS

Dinwiddie County with a student population of 4,300 students is home to 5 elementary schools (K-5), 1 middle school (6-8), 1 high school (9-12), 1 Alternative Education Center and participates in 1 Technology School and 1 Governor’s School.

THE DIVISION

The mission of Dinwiddie County Public Schools is to provide each student the opportunity to become a productive citizen, engaging the entire community in the educational needs of our children.

Total Student Enrollment: 4,300

Total Division Budget: $53,000,000

Full Time Employees: 682

On-time Graduation Rate: 87%

Web Site: http://www.dinwiddie.k12.va.us/

QUALIFICATIONS

The board has established the following qualifications for the next superintendent of Dinwiddie County Public Schools:

  • An earned doctorate is required
  • Experience as an associate/assistant/superintendent is preferred
  • Experience as a central office administrator is preferred
  • Experience as a principal is preferred
  • Classroom teaching experience is required
  • Experience in Virginia is required

Leadership Management Skills

The successful candidate is a decisive leader; visionary; a creative thinker; organized; efficient and has a high community profile.

Personal Characteristics

The successful candidate is confident; a good listener; accessible; enthusiastic and confident.

Board-Superintendent Relations

The successful candidate understands policy and acts accordingly; assumes a lead role in decision-making while keeping the Board informed and presents a “united front” to staff and community.

Staff Relations

The successful candidate knows the law concerning personnel policies and procedures; sets a good example for staff members; maintains open channels of communication and creates an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.

Community Relations

The successful candidate inspires community confidence; effectively advocates school issues and needs; relates well to a variety of community groups and the press.

School Finance

The successful candidate will closely supervise budget development and procedures; develops and explains rationale for budget to the Board, local officials and citizens; identifies programs for increased funding and/or budget cuts and lobbies for school funding on behalf of the school division.

Areas of Expertise

The successful candidate has expertise in curriculum and instruction; budget and finance; community/media relations; staff development and evaluation.

It is preferred the candidate become a Dinwiddie County resident; candidate must agree to reside within a 30-mile radius of the School Board Office complex and/or to establish that residency within one (1) year of accepting the position.

Candidates must meet the legal requirements to be licensed or be eligible for licensure as a superintendent in Virginia. Questions concerning the eligibility requirement should be directed to Patty S. Pitts, Office of Professional Licensure, State Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120, Telephone: (804) 371-2522.

SALARY

Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Apply online: https://phl.applitrack.com/vsba/onlineapp/default.aspx?AppliTrackJobID=140&ref=

 

Completed applications are due by March 3, 2017.

Candidates should not make contact with school board members. Inquiries should be directed to Gina Patterson, executive director, Virginia School Boards Association, 200 Hansen Road, Charlottesville, VA 22911, 434-295-8722 or gina@vsba.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer


Fluvanna County Public Schools Announcement of Superintendent Search

The School Board of Fluvanna County Public Schools invites applications and nominations for the position of Superintendent.

THE COUNTY
Fluvanna County is a county located in the Piedmont region of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Fluvanna County is part of the Charlottesville, Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

THE DIVISION
Mission: The mission of Fluvanna County Public Schools is for all students to acquire the skills, knowledge, and values needed to reach their highest potential and the confidence to make informed decisions that positively impact their future.

Schools: 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school
Total Student Enrollment: 3,513
Total Division Budget: $38,278,423
Employees: 536
On-time Graduation Rate: 94.4%
Web Site: http://fluco.org/

QUALIFICATIONS
The board has established the following qualifications for the next superintendent of Fluvanna County Public Schools:
• An earned doctorate is preferred.
• Experience as a superintendent or associate/assistant superintendent is preferred.
• Teaching or public school administration experience in Virginia is preferred.
• Residency in the school division is preferred.

Leadership and Management Skills – The successful candidate is a visionary, creative thinker, and a decisive leader.

Personal Characteristics – The successful candidate is a good listener, accessible and consistent.

Board-Superintendent Relations – The successful candidate understands differences between policy and administration and acts accordingly, effectively mediates and accommodates different perspectives, and is willing to assume lead role in decision making while keeping the School Board informed.

Staff Relations – The successful candidate maintains open channels of communication to and from staff and creates an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.

Community Relations – The successful candidate relates well to a variety of community groups and effectively advocates school issues and needs.

School Finance – The successful candidate closely supervises budget development and procedures, and develops and explains the rationale for the budget to the board and local officials.

Areas of Expertise – The successful candidate has expertise in curriculum and instruction, budget and finance and school reform (e.g. strategic planning, total quality management, etc.).

Candidates must meet the legal requirements to be licensed or be eligible for licensure as a superintendent in Virginia. Questions concerning the eligibility requirement should be directed to Patty S. Pitts, Office of Professional Licensure, State Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120, Telephone: (804) 371-2522.

SALARY
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Apply online: https://phl.applitrack.com/vsba/onlineapp/default.aspx?AppliTrackJobID=141&ref=

Completed applications are due by March 6, 2017.

Candidates should not make contact with school board members. Inquiries should be directed to Gina Patterson, Executive Director, Virginia School Boards Association, 200 Hansen Road, Charlottesville, VA 22911, 434-295-8722 or gina@vsba.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer
 


Franklin City Public Schools Announcement of Superintendent Search

The School Board of Franklin City Public Schools invites applications and nominations for the position of Superintendent. The required start date for the person selected is June 19, 2017.

INTRODUCTION

Franklin City Public Schools is seeking a Division Superintendent that is a proven agent of change. The optimal candidate should be a steward to bring the division to full accreditation of its elementary and middle schools; while maintaining the continued accreditation of its high school.

THE CITY

Franklin City is a small city located about 50 miles southwest of the Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Newport News areas of the Commonwealth.

THE DIVISION

The mission of Franklin City Public Schools is to work in partnership with students, families, and the community to provide enriching opportunities to empower individual learners to maximize their potential in becoming critical thinkers, productive citizens, and life-long learners.

Schools: 1 high school, 1 middle school, 1 elementary school

Total Student Enrollment: 1,145

Total Division Budget: $16,385,266

Full Time Employees: 202

On-time Graduation Rate: 88.9%

Web Site: http://www.fcpsva.org/

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The board has established the following qualifications for the next superintendent of Franklin City Public Schools:

  • An earned doctorate is preferred.
  • Experience as a superintendent or associate/assistant superintendent is preferred.
  • Teaching or public school administration experience in Virginia is preferred.
  • Residency in the school division will be preferred.

Leadership and Management Skills – The successful candidate is a decisive leader; has excellent writing and speaking abilities; a motivator; and a visionary and creative thinker.

Personal Characteristics – The successful candidate is a good listener; accessible; consistent; and an intellectual.

Board-Superintendent Relations – The successful candidate understands the differences between policy and administration and acts accordingly; provides options and recommendations to the Board before accepting Boards directives; and is willing to assume a lead role in decision-making while keeping the Board informed.

Staff Relations – The successful candidate maintains open channels of communication to and from staff; creates an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect; and has a process for recruiting and selecting top-quality staff members.

Community Relations – The successful candidate effectively advocates school issues and needs; communicates effectively on both private and public levels; and inspires community and business confidence and involvement. 

School Finance – The successful candidate understands the financial operations of a school system; closely supervises budget development and procedures; and develops and explains the rationale for the budget to the board and city government.

Areas of Expertise – The successful candidate has expertise in curriculum and instruction; budget and finance; and school reform (e.g. Standards of Learning Assessments, Data Analysis, Strategic Planning, Total Quality Management, Behavioral Management Systems, etc.).

Candidates must meet the legal requirements to be licensed or be eligible for licensure as a superintendent in Virginia. Questions concerning the eligibility requirement should be directed to Patty S. Pitts, Office of Professional Licensure, State Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120, Telephone: (804) 371-2522.

SALARY

Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Apply online: https://phl.applitrack.com/vsba/onlineapp/default.aspx?AppliTrackJobID=142&ref=

Completed applications are due by March 10, 2017.

Candidates should not make contact with school board members. Inquiries should be directed to Gina Patterson, executive director, Virginia School Boards Association, 200 Hansen Road, Charlottesville, VA 22911, 434-295-8722 or gina@vsba.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer


Halifax County (VA) Public Schools Announcement of Superintendent Search

The School Board of Halifax County (VA) Public Schools invites applications and nominations for the position of Superintendent.

THE COUNTY

Halifax County, which encompasses the Towns of South Boston and Halifax, is located in Southern Virginia.

THE DIVISION

Mission: The mission of Halifax County Public Schools is to provide for students an educational environment that is stable and safe with caring and well-trained teachers and to provide resources needed to enable the students to compete in a global community.

Schools: 1 high school, 1 middle school, 7 elementary schools, 2 early learning centers (preschools)

Total Student Enrollment: 5,150

Total Division Budget: $58,065,627

Full Time Employees: 951

On-time Graduation Rate: 91.3%

Web Site: http://www.halifax.k12.va.us

Aplication information will be available at a later date.

Candidates should not make contact with school board members. Inquiries should be directed to Gina Patterson, executive director, Virginia School Boards Association, 200 Hansen Road, Charlottesville, VA 22911, 434-295-8722 or gina@vsba.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer

 


Floyd County Public Schools Announcement of Superintendent Search

The School Board of Floyd County Public Schools invites applications and nominations for the position of Superintendent.

FLOYD COUNTY

Floyd Virginia is a unique and growing community located in Southwestern Virginia with the majority of its eastern border along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. While Floyd County is a rural and agricultural county, it also attracts professionals, telecommuters and small businesses. Its population of approximately 15,000 people is a blend of families who have been here for generations and newcomers who want to escape urban congestion.

Located in close proximity to Interstates 81 and 77, Floyd is within easy driving distance from Roanoke, Christiansburg, Blacksburg, Radford, Hillsville and Martinsville. The county offers many amenities including live music venues, crafts and music festivals, artists’ studios and galleries, motels and Bed and Breakfasts, a variety of restaurants, wineries, unique shops, hiking, golf, fishing, and hunting.

FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOL DIVISION

Mission:  Our mission is to provide every student in Floyd County Schools the opportunity to meet his or her individual educational needs through a comprehensive curriculum taught by highly qualified staff through differentiated instruction and materials.

Schools:  1 high school (grades 8-12), 4 elementary schools (grades K-7)

Total Student Enrollment:  1,976

Total School Division Budget:  $22,398,543

Approximate Total Employees:  375

On-time Graduation Rate:  92.7%

Web Site:  http://www.floyd.k12.va.us/

QUALIFICATIONS

The school board has established the following qualifications for the next superintendent of Floyd County Public Schools:

  • An earned doctorate is preferred.
  • Experience as a superintendent or associate/assistant superintendent is preferred.
  • Teaching or public school administration experience in Virginia is preferred.
  • Residency in the school division will be required.

Leadership and Management Skills – The successful candidate will be a team player, comfortable with shared decision-making, a motivator, visionary, creative thinker and a decisive leader.

Personal Characteristics – The successful candidate is a good listener, accessible, caring and consistent.

Board-Superintendent Relations – The successful candidate effectively mediates and accommodates different perspectives, provides options and recommendations to the board before accepting board directives.

Staff Relations – The successful candidate creates an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect, maintains open channels of communication to and from staff, and sets a good example for staff members.

Community Relations – The successful candidate effectively advocates for school issues and needs, actively partners with community organizations, and responds to individual concerns in an appropriate manner.

School Finance – The successful candidate lobbies for school funding on behalf of the school division, develops and explains rationale for budget to the board and local officials, and offers creative funding solutions.

Areas of Expertise – The successful candidate has expertise in curriculum and instruction, budget and finance, and school reform (e.g. strategic planning, total quality management, etc.).

Candidates must meet the legal requirements to be licensed or be eligible for licensure as a superintendent in Virginia. Questions concerning the eligibility requirement should be directed to Patty S. Pitts, Office of Professional Licensure, State Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120, telephone: (804) 371-2522.

SALARY

Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Applications for this position have closed.

Candidates should not make contact with school board members. Inquiries should be directed to Gina Patterson, Executive Director, Virginia School Boards Association, 200 Hansen Road, Charlottesville, VA 22911, telephone 434-295-8722 or gina@vsba.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer


Rockbridge County Public Schools Announcement of Superintendent Search

The School Board of Rockbridge County Public Schools invites applications and nominations for the position of Superintendent.

THE COMMUNITY

Rich in history, Rockbridge County is located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, some 50 miles northeast of Roanoke, 50 miles northwest of Lynchburg, and 36 miles southwest of Staunton. Residents and visitors enjoy shopping and dining in the historic, college town of Lexington, while exploring the abundant natural resources of the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley through mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, fly fishing, hiking, and spelunking. Attractions like the Virginia Horse Center and the new Natural Bridge State Park draw visitors from around the state and the region.

Rockbridge County’s diversified economy features the manufacturing, trade, service and agricultural sectors, and manufacturing activity centers around natural resources, textiles and a variety of industrial, commercial and residential goods. Potential growth of the economy is enhanced with Interstates 81 and 64 intersecting in Rockbridge County.

One of the area’s greatest resources is higher education.  Within Rockbridge County are Southern Virginia University, Virginia Military Institute, Washington and Lee University and a regional center of Dabney Lancaster Community College. These institutions offer speakers, concerts, athletic events and a diverse and skilled labor force.

 

THE DIVISION

Mission: All employees of Rockbridge County Public Schools will seek to create challenging learning environments for all students, which encourage high expectations for success.  We will strive to provide developmentally appropriate instruction at all grade levels in grade-level content.  We must instruct in ways which recognize individual differences and provide opportunities for different learning styles. Our schools will promote and provide safe, orderly, caring, and supportive environments.  We will encourage and expect our parents, teachers, and community members to be actively involved in our students' learning.  Together we will make a difference.

Pre-K – Grade 12 Total Student Enrollment: 2,742

Total Division Budget: $35,493,904

Operational Budget: $29,338,468

Full Time Employees: 490

On-time Graduation Rate: 92.43%

Web Site: http://www.rockbridge.k12.va.us/

 

SCHOOLS WITHIN THE DIVISION

Rockbridge County High School is fully accredited and offers a wide range of academic courses including extensive honors, dual enrollment, and Advanced Placement classes.  There are approximately 943 students, 80 teachers, and three administrators at Rockbridge County High School.  Of the students approximately 158 are Lexington City (tuition paying) students.  Our division was recently honored by being named to the 7th Annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll. Rockbridge County was one of only five Virginia school divisions that earned this distinction.

Floyd S. Kay Career & Technical Education Center is collocated with our high school and offers training in sixteen different career pathways. Rockbridge County Public Schools recently initiated our Solutions STEM Academy which will offer advanced studies in three of those pathways (Agricultural Science, Environmental Science, and Renewable Energy).

Maury River Middle School is fully accredited and offers a full range of academic offerings along with introductory Career & Technical Education courses.  It has approximately 606 students, 54 teachers, and two administrators. 

Central Elementary School is fully accredited with approximately 494 students, 35 teachers, and two administrators.

Fairfield Elementary School is fully accredited with approximately 276 students, 27 teachers, and one administrator.

Mountain View Elementary School is fully accredited with approximately 131 students, 13 teachers, and one administrator.

Natural Bridge Elementary School is undergoing reconstitution and has approximately 245 students, 27 teachers, an administrator, and an administrative intern.

 

SCHOOL BOARD INITIATIVES

The School Board is comprised of five elected officials, each from an electoral district.  The board has several important initiatives underway that require extensive cooperation between the board and superintendent.  These initiatives include:

  • Performance Contract (Energy Savings) project at all school facilities
  • Architecture and Engineering studies at Rockbridge County High School, Natural Bridge Elementary School, and Central Elementary School
  • Desire to expand Career & Technical Education offerings at Rockbridge County High School and Maury River Middle School
  • Desire to expand dual enrollment opportunities at Rockbridge County High School and Maury River Middle School
  • Desire to emphasize the importance of elementary education
  • A digital technology transition at the middle and secondary levels with the eventual issuance of digital devices to the students.

QUALIFICATIONS

The board has established the following qualifications for the next superintendent of Rockbridge County Public Schools:

  • Experience as a classroom teacher is required.
  • Experience as a superintendent, associate/assistant superintendent or other division level staff experience is preferred.
  • Public school administration experience is preferred.
  • Residency in the school division is preferred.
  • Public education experience in Virginia is preferred.

Leadership and Management Skills – The successful candidate is a visionary, a creative thinker, a decisive leader, and a team player who is comfortable with shared decision-making.

Personal Characteristics – The successful candidate is a good listener, accessible, consistent, enthusiastic, and caring.

Board-Superintendent Relations – The successful candidate understands differences between policy and administration and acts accordingly; effectively mediates and accommodates different perspectives; provides options and recommendations to the board before accepting board directives; and can lead the board in goal-setting and planning.

Staff Relations – The successful candidate maintains open channels of communication to and from staff, creates an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect, and evaluates staff fairly, effectively, and consistently.

Community Relations – The successful candidate relates well to a variety of community groups, effectively advocates school issues and needs, communicates effectively on both private and public levels, and responds to individual concerns in an appropriate and timely manner.

School Finance – The successful candidate closely supervises budget development and procedures, develops and explains the rationale for the budget to the board and local officials, and lobbies for school funding on behalf of the school division.

Areas of Expertise – The successful candidate has expertise in curriculum and instruction at multiple levels of K-12 education, budget and finance, and school and staff development.

Candidates must meet the legal requirements to be licensed or be eligible for licensure as a superintendent in Virginia. Questions concerning the eligibility requirement should be directed to Patty S. Pitts, Office of Professional Licensure, State Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120, Telephone: (804) 371-2522.

SALARY

Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Apply online: Applications for this position have closed. 

 

Candidates should not make contact with school board members. Inquiries should be directed to Gina Patterson, executive director, Virginia School Boards Association, 200 Hansen Road, Charlottesville, VA 22911, 434-295-8722 or gina@vsba.org.

Rockbridge County Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


Eligibility Requirements for Virginia Superintendents
IMPORTANT NOTE: To be appointed as a superintendent in VIRGINIA, one must be listed on the "Eligible List of Division Superintendents" approved by the Virginia Board of Education or possess necessary qualifications for certification. For information regarding this list, contact Ms. Patty Pitts, Office of Professional Licensure, State Dept. of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120, telephone (804) 225-2022.

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