Invitation to Apply for Superintendent of Schools

Candidate Qualifications

The following characteristics will be vital to the success of the candidate who becomes the next superintendent of the South Colonie Central School District.

VISIONARY: A creative, encouraging and lifelong learner who has the ability to work with the Board of Education and the school community to articulate and pursue a vision for the direction of the district for the immediate future and beyond, and who is willing to make a long-term commitment to the community.

DIVERSITY: A leader with experience serving a socioeconomically, culturally and racially diverse student population and will remain steadfastly committed to equity, quality and expanding opportunities for South Colonie students and their families.

COLLABORATION: The willingness and ability to work in partnership with the Board, staff and community; to include a broad range of stakeholders in decisions and processes; to build consensus; to follow through on decisions and commitments; and to appreciate and understand the district’s community and culture.

INTEGRITY: Possess and demonstrate honesty, good judgment, high moral standards and a respectful and caring demeanor, so that others will know that their efforts, ideas, work and perspectives are valued and essential to the healthy operations of the district.

EXCELLENT COMMUNICATOR: The ability to seek input from others, listen intently, communicate well, connect with people individually and in groups, and foster the exchange of ideas.

INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP: A keen understanding of educational excellence, pedagogy and current research, with the experience and foresight to understand how decisions affect students, teachers and learning, and the capacity for innovation and positive change.

FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL ACUMEN: Knowledge and experience in: school district budgeting and finance; business operations, management and internal controls; educational technology; internal and external communication; the use of data to support sound decision making; and overall district management.

Application materials must be postmarked by December 2, 2019.

  • Anticipated appointment in January 2020.
  • Anticipated start date of March 1, 2020.

Application Procedures

Candidates should send the following by December 2, 2019:

  • Cover letter, a current resume and a list of five professional references
  • All certificates, including New York State School District Administrator Certificate

Materials should be mailed to:

Anita Murphy
District Superintendent
Capital Region BOCES
900 Watervliet-Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 862-4901

About the position

The Board of Education will offer a three-year contract with a regionally competitive salary, commensurate with the preparation, qualifications, experience and record of the successful candidate, as well as an attractive benefits package. The Board expects the new superintendent to be involved in school and community events and activities.

Candidate Resources