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Superintendent Roxbury, MA

The Boston Public Schools (BPS) is seeking a strong educational leader who is committed to addressing the issues of Equity, Coherence, and Innovation. The next leader of BPS needs to have the skills necessary to lead the nation’s oldest school district to become the first school district in the nation to eliminate opportunity and achievement gaps, while fostering a culture of excellence in every school and providing central office managers and school leaders with the support needed to do so.  

The Superintendent must be a visionary, innovative, and results-oriented education leader with a demonstrated ability to manage a culturally diverse large urban district. The leader of the District is expected to provide innovative and forward-thinking solutions that eliminate both opportunity and achievement gaps with a specific focus on equity and also reduces the dropout rate.

The Superintendent must have the proven ability to recruit and retain exceptionally talented, diverse, and culturally proficient individuals to build effective teams to deliver results for students. The Superintendent must be a politically astute problem solver with outstanding communication skills and possess rigorous fiscal oversight expertise to address the District’s current financial needs.  

The Superintendent must possess strong interpersonal skills that enable collaboration and consensus building to secure the necessary political and financial support for the short- and long-term goals of the District. The Superintendent must be highly visible and communicatively proficient to advocate for PreK-12 public education, at both statewide and national levels, and to advocate in collaboration with the local community. The Superintendent must have a record of successful experience in managing systemic change in a large organization and the proven skills to building an effective Team. The Superintendent must be digitally literate; a digital age person who is globally aware and has a passion to engage, empower, prepare and educate all children for the 21st century and global economy as well as anticipate technological progress and its use in the classroom. The Superintendent and all BPS staff are expected to place service to students as the primary focus, to encourage culturally and linguistically diverse parent, family, and community involvement, to set and achieve goals that have a broad base of support, and to be accountable for those outcomes.

The Superintendent must possess the competence to work with a mayorally-appointed School Committee, participate as a member of the Mayor’s Cabinet, and proactively build bridges with all key stakeholders and entire school communities during times of transition, and prior to the implementation of new, planned, and proposed initiatives.

Ericka Miller and John Muckle are leading this search with Katie Rockman.

The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

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