The City School District of New Rochelle Board of Education announces a search for a Superintendent of Schools. The Board is seeking an established educational leader committed to enhancing the climate of excellence for students, staff and the New Rochelle community. The New Rochelle school district is enriched by its diversity through ethnic, racial, cultural, educational and socioeconomic characteristics. The community celebrates this diversity as an excellent learning environment in preparation for a global world. The district’s 11,159 students are housed in nine Pre-K programs, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high School, and one alternative high school.
New Rochelle has received U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School designation five times since 1984, including twice for New Rochelle High School. The high school offers over 240 classes, has more than 7 dual enrollment classes, and offers more than 30 Advanced Placement course opportunities. The high school Planetarium and the Museum of Arts and Culture is the only Regents-chartered museum in a school in the state. Middle school students perform well in high school-level classes, such as Living Environment and Algebra. A specialized elementary Magnet School Program focus is offered at three schools (each offering either S.T.E.M, Humanities-Arts, or Early Childhood curriculum). The district also has a distinguished record in music and the arts. It has been named one of the “Best 100 Communities for Music Education” by the American Music Conference. Of the Class of 2018 graduates, 95 percent are attending post-secondary education. The other five percent entered military service, took a gap year or sought employment.
The City School District of New Rochelle (http://www.nred.org/) is located on the shores of Long Island Sound in Southern Westchester County, New York. The co-terminus city of New Rochelle is a diverse, culturally rich and dynamic community of nearly 80,000 people just 30 minutes from midtown Manhattan.
The New Rochelle City School District is seeking a committed educational leader. The successful candidate will be a visionary leader who has successfully led a culturally and linguistically diverse school district such as ours. Our new superintendent will be the district’s instructional leader foremost, as well as have a visible and involved community and school presence. He or she will foster a culture of continual school improvement, leading to the development of a positive, safe learning environment, and mutually supportive school-community relationship.
Our superintendent will be committed to continuous professional development on their own part as well as develop, lead, and champion innovative approaches to education and instructional practice. Is an Instructional Leaderwho supports staff development, research-based practices, and can motivate the school community to improve academic outcomes for all students. He or she will be an effective communicator, capable of reaching, collaborating with, and motivating all constituencies. Our Superintendent will be able to establish and maintain a community presence through participation in events. Keeping Board of Education members abreast of significant issues and developments as well as presenting effective problem-solving recommendations are important priorities for this role.
Experience with school finance, budgeting, negotiations, collective bargaining, and capital projects are essential.
A doctoral degree is preferred. New York State School District Leader or School District Administrator certification is required, though enrollment in a NYSED-recognized certification program is acceptable.
A contract of at least three years and a minimum salary starting at $270,000 or more, depending upon years of experience, will be offered to the successful candidate.
The desired start date is August 1, 2019. The City School District of New Rochelle is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
The Board has appointed Dr. Harold A. Coles, District Superintendent of Southern Westchester Board Of Educational Cooperative Services (BOCES), to assist in the search process. Qualified applicants interested in applying should submit the following by the February 15, 2019 application deadline: