From the Seminole County Public Schools

The Seminole County Public School System (SCPSS) is on the hunt for a new Superintendent since the retirement of Dr. Walt Griffin. They announced on Wednesday that the search application page is now OPEN: https://www.scps.k12.fl.us/district/superintendent/search/.

The SCPSS is asking, “Are YOU the treasure we seek?” If you think you might be, here is helpful information on district background, qualifications, and application.

Background on SCPSS

The Seminole County Public School System, located approximately 20 miles north of Orlando, Florida, continues to be an “A”-rated and academically high performing school district as rated by the Florida Department of Education. This K-12 school district is comprised of 69 schools with an enrollment of approximately 67,000 students, who are supported by 9,328 employees. The district has an overall annual operating budget of
approximately $554 million dollars. A diverse student population is enrolled in a wide variety of educational programs that include district-wide and cluster magnet programs at all levels. These unique programs include but are not limited to Math, Science and Fine Arts magnets, as well as an Academy of Information Technology, Health Careers, and an International Baccalaureate program. Programs of Emphasis include but are not limited
to Institute of Finance, Bioscience Technology, Renewable Energy, Culinary Arts, Entrepreneurship, Cybersecurity, Advanced Manufacturing, Forensic Science & Law Studies, Modeling, Simulation and Analysis, and Teaching, Learning and Leadership. Seminole County SAT scores continue to be above the state average for the 42nd consecutive year. For additional information about Seminole County Public Schools, please visit our district
website: www.SCPS.us

Summary of position

The five member School Board of Seminole County seeks a Superintendent with a Master’s degree from an accredited institution (earned doctorate preferred), and a minimum of 10 years of executive administrative experience to include administrative experience in a district(s) with a student population of at least 25,000 or in a comparatively-sized government/business organization. The successful candidate must be eager to lead a
high-achieving district, be familiar with the latest research on educational leadership, student achievement and school effectiveness, and have the vision, energy, and financial background to manage a complex organization.

The position start date is projected to be no later than June 1, 2021. The Board is prepared to offer, at minimum, a three-year contract with a salary range of $165,000 – $195,000 plus competitive benefits. Candidates selected as finalists must be available for interviews and district tours during the month of February 2021.

Leadership qualities

  • Inspires trust, has high levels of self-confidence and optimism. Models high standards of integrity and personal performance.
  • Displays strong commitment to a “student first” philosophy in all decisions.
  • Demonstrate commitment to ensure equity for all students.
  • Displays sensitivity to the needs of our culturally diverse communities, students, and workforce.
  • Possesses a strong belief in, and has the ability to develop mutually beneficial relationships with the business community.
  • Promotes sound fiscal practices and management of district resources, including appropriate participation of others in planning and decision-making.
  • Possesses the proven ability to enhance student performance, especially in identifying and closing or narrowing the gaps in student achievement.
  • Eager to lead a high-achieving and premier national school district, familiar with the latest research on educational leadership, student achievement and school effectiveness, and

Application

Candidates must submit the following documents:

1. A resume with a signed cover letter;

2. Verification of credentials, including college transcripts, reflecting the highest degree held. (Copies of transcripts are acceptable but official versions are required prior to an offer of employment.);

3. Three letters of professional recommendation.

All application materials referenced must be submitted by email to Superintendent_Search@scps.k12.fl.us no later than the application deadline of November 13, 2020.

Finalists selected for interview must be available to participate in the interview process during the month of February 2021. 

For additional information related to Seminole County Public Schools or the application process, contact:

Mark Russi, Director, Employee and Governmental Relations / Personnel Services
Seminole County Public Schools
400 East Lake Mary Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773
Phone: 407.320.0317, Cell: 321.281.7239, Fax: 407.320.0284
Email: mark_russi@scps.k12.fl.us

*IMPORTANT NOTICE* All resumes, applications, and other materials submitted for this position are subject to the Florida Public Records Act and “Government in the Sunshine” provisions of Florida law. The name of applicants and materials submitted by each applicant cannot be held in confidence and are open to the public. Interviews of applicants who are
selected as finalist by the School Board will be open to the public.

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