The Manitou Springs School District 14, Board of Education, is seeking an experienced educational leader to serve as Superintendent. The Board wishes to have the successful candidate assume the responsibilities of the position July 1, 2023.
McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., Executive Recruitment and Development, in collaboration with the Colorado Association of School Boards, has been engaged as the consultant in a search for outstanding candidates. They will assist the Board of Education in identifying and screening the candidates.
Enrollment: 1,300 students
Location: At the base of Pikes Peak in western El Paso County, Colorado; 10 miles northwest of Colorado Springs
The candidate must have the background, skills, and abilities essential for outstanding educational leadership.
The Agreed Upon Roles of the Superintendent of the Manitou Springs School District are:
The Superintendent establishes and implements a vision for the district and student learning outcomes
The Superintendent supports the Board of Education in the effective governance of the district
The Superintendent represents the school district in all public matters.
The Superintendent ensures a high-quality education workforce is available:
The Superintendent ensures high-quality instruction of the curriculum:
The Superintendent secures resources and invests them to accomplish district priorities:
The Board has further identified the desire for a leader who:
Owns a proven record of successful educational leadership
Has a solid understanding of Colorado School Law and Finance
Demonstrates a visionary leadership style
Is a creative, strategic thinker with vision and focus
Embraces innovation and encourages schools to serve as a catalyst for change
Models a collaborative, consistent and fair leadership style
Builds relationships and trust among all stakeholders
Exhibits strong listening skills
Has experience leading successful bond campaigns and capital improvement projects
Holds people accountable and engages in difficult conversations
Maintains a high level of visibility in schools and communities
Embraces shared decision making
Builds community trust
Understands and embraces a district-wide approach to trauma-informed care.
Demonstrates integrity, honesty and ethical behavior
Establishes and communicates high standards
Appreciates and strategically addresses the challenges and opportunities of competitive school choice
Further qualifications for the position include:
Education administration experience required.
Classroom instruction experience required.
Salary Range: $165,000 - $180,000
Closing Date for Applications: March 22, 2023
Board of Education Selects Finalists: April 6, 2023
Interviews with Board of Education: April 20-21, 2023
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