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Bronxville Union Free School District

Board Approves Superintendent Search Specifications

At its November meeting the Bronxville Board of Education heard the report from School Leadership, the consultants engaged to assist with the search for a new superintendent of Schools.  Charles Fowler, Martin Brooks, and Susan Wollin presented the findings from various focus group discussions, interviews, and survey results.  The consultants integrated those findings into a set of specifications that will guide the recruitment and selection process, and the Board endorsed their recommendations:

The successful candidate will:

  • be an experienced leader, passionate about the principles in The Bronxville Promise, who embraces and shares the joy of life-long learning;
  • articulate a forward-thinking vision about how curriculum, practice, and assessment coalesce to improve student learning, and understand how multiple forms of technology support that vision;
  • be knowledgeable about school finance and taxation issues and seek to engage staff, parents, and community members in leveraging resources and developing creative and strategic solutions;
  • communicate effectively in person and through all platforms and be accessible to, and honest and transparent with, the school and Bronxville community;
  • be an inspirational leader who honors the centrality of students by seeking their voice, and hiring, retaining, and supporting excellent teachers and administrators;
  • be able to create a culture of trust, collaboration, integrity, teamwork, and positive relationships with students, parents, faculty, staff, administration, and the broader school community;
  • relish the challenge and fun of leading a small, nationally-recognized school district that combines a high-expectations and highly-engaged community, high-achieving students, and a high-performing staff to an even more impressive level of excellence.

To see the presentation, including a description of the process and the schedule going forward, go here.