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White Plains School Officials Move Forward with Superintendent Search

Know of any school administrators with integrity, strong leadership skills and the ability to communicate?

Then point them here to the White Plains school district’s job listing for a new superintendent.

The search firm School Leadership, LLC, the firm hired by the school district to conduct its superintendent search, has given a deadline of Feb. 17 for prospective candidates.

According to the listing, the successful candidate will be:

  • A strong leader who possesses a track record of effectively managing the operations of a large and culturally-diverse school district while simultaneously thinking strategically and providing a focused vision for the District’s future.

  • An instructional leader who has implemented educational best practices, who has been successful at improving student achievement at all levels and who has been an effective mentor and coach for other District administrators.

  • A person of character and integrity, who takes personal ownership of the outcome of District initiatives and for whom the success of the District is his or her priority.

  • A collaborative leader with solid communication and “people” skills, who will be visible, accessible, build consensus, and inspire all stakeholders to achieve District goals.

School officials have searched for a new superintendent since Christopher Clouet left last year to become superintendent of Tarrytown schools. Former White Plains schools chief Timothy Connors was brought in to serve as interim superintendent until Clouet’s replacement is found.

In November, School Leadership, LLC. held community forums and used an online survey designed to find out the qualities district stakeholders wanted from a new superintendent.

School Leadership presented their findings to the school board in December. A summary of those findings can be found here.

The district will begin interviewing superintendent candidates in March.

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