CSPA Expects Acting Superintendent to Serve All Next School Year | ALXnow


Alexandria City High School graduation, June 4, 2022. (Staff photo by James Cullum)

Alexandria City Public Schools expects its acting superintendent to serve for the entire 2022-2023 school year, according to a new job posting for the position.

“This opportunity is expected to last through the entire 22-23 season,” ACPS said on the job listing, which was released Thursday, June 30. “The Acting Superintendent will report to and work in partnership with the Alexandria City School Board to achieve the division’s vision and strategic goals to ensure the success of students, employees and the entire school community while the search for the permanent superintendent is ongoing. »

CSPA sought community input on the superintendent selection earlier this week, with the goal of filling the position by July 28.

The interim superintendent’s contract would last “up to six months or until a permanent superintendent is in place,” CSPA said.

The resignation of Superintendent Gregory Hutchings, Jr. is effective at the end of August and the acting superintendent will be chosen by July 28.

Hutchings was hired in 2017, after a year-long stint under former acting superintendent Lois Berlin, former superintendent of Falls Church City Public Schools.

ACPS posted more than 70 positions on its career site last month, including senior positions at George Washington Middle School and Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School, media relations specialists, school safety officers, teachers , counselors and bus drivers.

The complete job description for Acting Superintendent under the jump.

job description

Alexandria City Public Schools has an opening for an Acting Superintendent to lead our unique and diverse school division of more than 15,500 students. This opportunity is expected to last throughout SY22-23. The Acting Superintendent will report to and work in partnership with the Alexandria City School Board to achieve the division’s vision and strategic goals to ensure the success of students, employees and the entire school community while the search for the permanent superintendent is ongoing. . The successful candidate will perform complex professional and administrative work directing and providing leadership to all programs, operations and activities. The School Board expects the Acting Superintendent to carefully maintain well-established processes and procedures in place while continuing to implement CSPA programs effectively and efficiently.

Qualifications

A combination of education and experience equivalent to a doctorate in education and five or more years of experience in public school administration; Division Superintendent’s license endorsement or eligibility to receive one prior to appointment; knowledge of central and school administrative policies and procedures; in-depth knowledge of school law and Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) regulations that govern the operation of schools; ability to manage financial and physical resources and direct the operations of a wide range of activities through department heads.

Performance expectations

  • Successfully execute divisional responsibilities and the Equity for All 2025 strategic plan.
  • Make sure the CSPA is in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Plan, supervise and evaluate the work of all professionals and administrators while fostering a supportive work environment for all employees in the division.
  • Plan agendas, attend school board meetings, serve as liaison between school board and staff; facilitate communications and represent the positions and decisions of the school board.
  • Financially manage the school system by overseeing and monitoring the annual budget and capital improvement plan to reflect budget priorities and maintain the quality of the education program.
  • Interpret the needs of CSPA and report to the board, providing the facts and explanations necessary to assist the school board in its decision-making process.
  • Build and maintain positive community relationships by developing and operating effective school-community relationships, while acting as a public advocate for the school division at all times.
  • Demonstrate fairness, objectivity, and attention to the best interests of the school division in the conduct of all staff relationships and decisions.
  • Oversee the curriculum, with an emphasis on academic social-emotional learning, within VDOE regulations, and as supported by school board goals and policies
  • Prioritize and support school safety initiatives in collaboration with staff, community stakeholders and the school board.

Contract length:

  • Up to six months or until a permanent superintendent is in place.

Clearances:

  • Criminal justice fingerprinting/background clearance.
  • Tuberculosis skin test.

Public Health Compliance

  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical reasons will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.

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