• SUPERINTENDENT

    State College Area School District
    I.U. 10 – Centre Co.

    To Apply:­­ Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Tom Templeton, Founder and Creative Director of TEMPLETON Advantage, LLC at tom@templetonadvantage.com.  (717) 636-3238. Candidates will then be given additional instructions to complete their credential files, including all documentation that qualifies one to serve as superintendent of schools in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

    Deadline: 
    9/14/22

    About the Position: 

    State College Area School District:  Situated in the heart of Pennsylvania, State College Area School District (6,600 students) is looking for its next superintendent.  SCASD is a thriving educational community in a university town (Penn State University), and the district draws its students from a 150 square mile attendance area encompassing the Borough of State College and five adjoining townships.  Serving a community that holds high expectations for its public schools, the district seeks a dynamic, energetic leader who exhibits the following qualities: Proven organizational and visionary leadership skills in public education;

    • Eagerness to commit and embed oneself into the fabric of the State College community, and strengthen and increase lasting collaborative efforts between the community and SCASD; 
    • A record of accomplishment in driving the achievement, readiness and success of students;
    • A deep sense of responsibility for developing the social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills of every child;
    • A recognition that diversity, equity and inclusivity are foundational to a world-class public school district;
    • A recognition that sustainability should be incorporated into the educational and operational aspirations of the district;
    • Excitement about community expectations for academic excellence in a high-performing educational environment;
    • Ability and work/life balance to manage the inherent demands of leadership; 
    • An empathic, decisive, ethical approach to executing the duties of the office;
    • Advocacy skills to advance a bold agenda for public education amongst legislative leaders and representatives;
    • The interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with colleagues, build cross-functional teams, and minimize group siloes; 
    • The intellectual rigor to engage with a broad spectrum of viewpoints, and a willingness to hear respectful dissent, especially in a university town; 
    • Strong commitment to clear, consistent, and transparent communication and interpersonal skills with all district stakeholders;  
    • An ‘urgently patient’ disposition that displays the confidence to facilitate change with the humility to interact consistently with internal and external stakeholders;  
    • The well-developed managerial and operational talent to meet the challenges and competing demands of 21st century public education, including program and budget evaluation, implementing high-impact staff development, and embedding accountability systems within an environment of limited public resources; and,
    • A nimble competence for governance, including role clarification among school leaders; synthesizing information, driving board discussions, and communicating effectively with a diverse group of school directors. 
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