SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, ROCKVILLE CENTRE UFSD (LONG ISLAND)
SCHOOL LEADERSHIP LLC
Location: Rockville Centre, New York
Type: Full Time
The ROCKVILLE CENTRE SCHOOL DISTRICT, located on the south shore of Long Island in Nassau County, New York, is seeking a Superintendent of Schools.
The 3,600 students in the Rockville Centre School District are enrolled in 5 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 1 high school. The district, which serves a very diversified student body, has a long tradition of high-achieving students and a community that 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 Incorporated Village of Rockville Centre is located approximately twenty miles from New York City. It is a thriving community with a variety of restaurants, retail stores, and a Long Island Railroad station with trains to/from New York City. The school district serves the students who live in the Incorporated Village of Rockville Centre and also some students who live in South Hempstead.
The schools in the district have achieved recognition for excellence. The high school, Southside High School, is a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Schools of Opportunity Gold Award winner, and recognized nationally by the media as among the best in the nation. Individual students, musicians and athletic teams have all be recognized for their achievements.
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 Rockville Centre School District recently cited by staff, parents, students, and members of the community were:
the district welcomes innovation, is forward thinking, & has great potential
community members are actively involved and consistently support the budget
the staff, building administrators, and central administrators are all strong
there is something for every student, i.e., in addition to academic offerings, there are many opportunities in the arts, music, and sports
the district is in close proximity to New York City and beautiful ocean beaches
Some of the major leadership challenges for the new superintendent, also cited by staff and residents, are:
a strategic plan needs to be developed with involvement of all stakeholders
differences in classroom availability in the 5 elementary-school buildings
work with the members of the board of education to demonstrate a united front
decisions need to be made based on research and best practices
Following significant staff and community engagement, the Rockville Centre Board of Education has approved the following specifications for its search for a new superintendent:
The successful candidate will be:
An advocate for the district’s students, making and standing firmly by decisions which will place student interests and needs first
A school administrator who appropriately engages all members of the school community in problem solving and decision making
A visionary educational leader who is highly visible in the schools and classrooms as well as at school and community events
A transparent and responsive leader who is able to help board members reach consensus in setting positive direction for the district
A decision maker who is not reactionary but who follows decisions through to implementation
An eloquent and effective communicator with all members of the school community, demonstrating superior skills of writing, speaking, and listening
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 by February 4, 2022 (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.
School Leadership, LLC was founded in 2004 and since that time has assisted more than 100 New York, New Jersey and Connecticut school boards in the recruitment and selection of new superintendents. Its President is Dr. Charles Fowler, who served as a superintendent for 35 years in four states; he is assisted by 15 associates who are also former superintendents, board members, university professors, and state level administrators.