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Vassar Board of Education met on March 14 to review community and stakeholder results from the recent survey that went out regarding the district's Superintendent search. After a thorough review of the data, the board has created their search criteria. This information will be the foundation for the superintendent search. Search Criteria is as follows:

The Vassar Public School District is seeking a superintendent who will work with the Board of Education to continue its implementation of student-centered initiatives while also supporting student growth and strengthening relationships with staff and the community.


• Works with the Board of Education to successfully implement the district’s student-centered initiatives

• Works with the Board of Education, staff and community to follow through with the Strategic Plan and creates the appropriate processes and environment to inspire others

• Promotes a culture of learning, in the classroom, in the home and in the community


• Successful experience working with small, rural communities

• K-12 classroom teaching experience

• Building-level administrative experience

• Previous superintendent experience preferred

• Master’s Degree plus Administrative Certification preferred

• Experience with curriculum development and evaluation

• Experience with budget development and management

• Experience with public relations and communication


• Embodies the highest degree of moral values, professional appearance and ethical behaviors

• Fosters a culture of transparency, accessibility, and responsiveness in communication systems

• Exhibits an approachable, personable manner

• Utilizes collaborative problem solving, resourceful attitude

• Establishes and demonstrates the value of strong relationships with students, families and community


• Exceedingly responsive; follows up and follows through

• Maintains visibility and accessibility to staff, parents, community; and at school and community events

• Recognizes, values and affirms teachers and staff members

• Able to develop and lead effective administrative teams

• Strong knowledge and experience with school financial matters

• Proven track record of raising student achievement

• Fosters a culture of accessibility and responsiveness in communication systems