ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
Applications were due on October 6.
Evanston/Skokie School District 65 is searching for its next Superintendent of Schools. The Board seeks an innovative and progressive leader who will help our nationally-recognized District advance its commitment to improving educational outcomes for all children by eliminating racial predictability and inequalities in achievement. Evanston/Skokie School District 65 is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.
The District: Evanston/Skokie School District 65 serves the needs of more than 8,000 students from birth through grade 8 and their families. Evanston is a growing and diverse suburban/urban community, full of opportunities and challenges. The District is under the leadership of the Superintendent and a seven member elected Board of Education and employs over 1,400 dedicated educators, administrators, and support staff members. More information about the District and community is available at www.district65.net.
Qualifications: The Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Board of Education seeks a forward-thinking superintendent who is an innovative, collaborative leader with a demonstrated ability to carry forth the educational and administrative goals of the District along with meeting the exemplary leadership expectations of the Board. A successful candidate should demonstrate past leadership success in a suburban/urban setting with a diverse student population and community and have knowledge of and experience in promoting culturally responsive pedagogy and racial equity. Successful candidates will illustrate a commitment to collaboration with the School Board, staff, and community; will be visible throughout the schools and community; and will leverage a positive working relationship among the School Board, city and state government, local stakeholders, and an engaged community. The Board seeks a Superintendent who will provide dynamic leadership to advance District Goals:
- A strong commitment to racial/ethnic equity and to identifying and addressing practices, policies, and institutional barriers, including institutional racism, that perpetuate opportunity and achievement gaps.
- The ability to create a culture of collaboration, transparent communication, and trust that authentically engages and partners with staff, families, and other stakeholders to increase student achievement, with a particular focus on increasing outcomes for historically marginalized groups.
- A commitment to creating intellectually and socially safe school climates that support cognitively rigorous and culturally responsive instructional practices as well as restorative practices for children and adults.
- The ability to creatively and thoughtfully engage in long-term financial planning to ensure the appropriate funding for the instructional priorities and capital needs of the District.
Application/Selection Procedure/Salary/Licensure: Individuals who wish to be considered for this position will complete an online BWP Applicant Data Form at www.bwpassociates.com. An application file must include a letter indicating reasons for interest in the position, a current resume, and three letters of reference. Candidates must send these materials electronically with the online Applicant Data Form. Official transcripts will be required from candidates who are invited to interview.
Salary for the successful candidate will be nationally competitive. Final salary and benefits for the successful candidate will be negotiated and determined based upon experience, qualifications, and Board criteria.
Application Deadline: October 6, 2019 - Letters of application and other required materials must be received by BWP & Associates no later than October 6.
The new Superintendent will officially assume this position on July 1, 2020.
BWP search team: Dr. Debra Hill (847.204.0462); Dr. Mark Friedman (847.975.8393); Dr. Anne Noland (630.624.3336)
More information can be found at www.bwpassociates.com. Evanston/Skokie School District 65 does not discriminate based on sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, familial status, or military status with regard to admission, access, treatment or employment.