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Northeast Regional Positions

This page contains a listing of superintendent and other CEO vacancies in public schools out of state (Northeast/MidAtlantic region).  Vacancies and available positions listings are posted upon request and review.  PASA reserves the right not to publish an open position or to modify submitted information. To request a vacancy announcement posting on this web site, send a message to the Webmaster or call PASA at (717) 540-4448. Please include your phone number with your e-mail request. Information needed includes: position, entity, contact name/address, and application deadline. For additional out-of-state listings, try the AASA Career Center.

Last Update: May 7, 2024
For more information on these positions, send correspondence directly to the listed contacts. Openings listed in order of application deadline.

Suffield Public School District
Suffield, Connecticut
To apply: To access the application, please visit https://www.nesdec.org/
and click on the Executive Search tab
or go to: https://www.applitrack.com/nesdec/onlineapp/
For more information, please contact:
Mark Winzler or Christine Syriac
Suffield Superintendent Search
New England School Development Council (NESDEC)
28 Lord Road, Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: 508-481-9444
Email: search@nesdec.org

​Deadline: ​ Review of applications will begin on May 17, 2024. Applications received after this deadline may be considered at the discretion of the Board. Candidates selected for initial interviews can anticipate contact in early June. The anticipated Board appointment date for the new superintendent is on or about July 1, 2024.
About the PositionAbout the Suffield Schools
The Suffield Public School District educates approximately 2,000 students in four schools. These include: A. Ward Spaulding School (PK-2); McAlister Intermediate School (3-5); Suffield Middle School (6-8); and Suffield High School (9-12), which combines comprehensive educational programming with an award-winning Agriscience Program that attracts students from around the region.  The close proximity of the schools and the small size of the district enable students, staff and parents to know and be known as members of the school community. Parents are invested in their children’s education and take pride in the excellent schools, teachers and staff that make up Suffield Public Schools. Dedicated parents run parent organizations at each school. 
Suffield Public Schools offer an extensive menu of extracurricular activities, both academic and recreational. The entire staff is committed to establishing a school environment that allows students to flourish and to grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially. 
A nine-member Board of Education is elected to oversee district governance.  The mission of the Suffield Public Schools is to prepare all students with the knowledge, skills and attributes required for success in a rapidly changing world.  The Board, in partnership with the Superintendent, establishes a District Advancement Plan. Recent goals focus on building collaborative partnerships, using data to measure students’ achievement and improve instructional practices, providing opportunities for professional growth to cultivate a talented workforce, developing curriculum and programming to engage students in alignment with the Portrait of a Graduate, and fostering a safe and inclusive school climate and culture. 
About the Suffield Community: Suffield, Connecticut is a small community located in north central Connecticut. Approximately 16,000 residents enjoy picturesque landscapes as well as the convenience of easy access to an interstate highway and an international airport. Suffield’s location between Hartford and Springfield gives residents many options for employment in close proximity.  The community is proud of its agricultural heritage, and as such, has committed much of its farmland to preservation status.
Suffield is governed by a selectman form of government. A Board of Finance is the financial and budget-making authority of the town. The town’s Police Department includes a School Resource Officer. Suffield enjoys a strong sense of community and economic health.
The Town of Suffield is committed to fair and respectful treatment of all people and the elimination of discrimination and bias.   The town motto, “LIVE HERE. WORK HERE. GROW HERE. ALWAYS YOUR HOME.” speaks to the values of the Suffield community.
About the Position:
The Board seeks a strong educational leader with a demonstrated record of attaining results in student achievement.  Additionally demonstrated competency in the following areas are of importance to the Suffield Board of Education:
  • Strong expertise in the areas of teaching and learning
  • Skilled communicator, decision maker and delegator
  • Collaborative and inclusive leadership style
  • Builder of trust and capacity in the leadership team
Working cooperatively with the Board of Education, the superintendent will:
  • Project a vision that strengthens the academic experience and outcomes for all students
  • Focus on curriculum and instructional alignment and articulation school to school
  • Be engaged with the community of Suffield beyond the district schools
  • Promote a district-wide safe climate and culture that allows students to flourish and to grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially
 The Suffield Search Committee is in the process of engaging its stakeholders in a comprehensive needs assessment survey that will help prioritize the qualities, characteristics, skills, and experiences most desired in its next superintendent. Meanwhile, the search committee seeks to raise interest and thoughtful consideration among potential applicants. Please consider this special opportunity to serve as Superintendent of Schools. Connecticut Superintendent Certification (093) or eligibility for such is required. The projected salary package for the position is $205,000-$235,000, depending upon the qualifications and experiences of the successful candidate.

Oak Bluffs Elementary School
Martha's Vineyard Public Schools, Massachusetts
To apply: To access the application, please visit www.nesdec.org

​Deadline: ​ Review of applications will begin on May 7, 2024. The expected start date for the new Principal is July 1, 2024.
About the Position: The Superintendent of Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools invites highly-qualified candidates to apply for the position of Principal of Oak Bluffs Elementary School.
Located on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, the Town of Oak Bluffs is one of New England’s most picturesque and tight-knit communities. The Oak Bluffs School is a K-8 school with current enrollment of 425 children. It is one of six schools in the Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools system that collectively serve a year-round island population of 23,000 residents. The school is fortunate to have an engaged and supportive parent community.

The principal will be responsible for the instructional program, professional and support staff evaluations, and budget development and implementation, as well as maintaining a visible presence with students, parents, and the broader community. The Oak Bluffs School seeks an effective team builder and dedicated community leader who is committed to children, passionate about the school’s mission, and champions the culture, as evidenced by the following:
  • Demonstrates a deep care for children and their families. Actively supports all children and leads with inclusivity.
  • Demonstrates a track record of leading schools with trust through shared leadership and collaboration.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to cultivating and maintaining strong and effective relationships with staff, students, parents, and the community. 
  • Demonstrates a commitment to developing and supporting teachers and staff through coaching and mentoring.
  • Develops and maintains effective partnerships within the island schools and the Oak Bluffs community and across the island community as a whole.
The principal of the Oak Bluffs Elementary School will be the educational administrator and manager of the school and will supervise the operation and management of the school and school property, subject to the supervision and direction of the Superintendent. In accordance with district personnel policies, applicable statutes and budgetary parameters, and subject to the approval of the Superintendent, the Oak Bluffs School principal will be responsible for the employment decisions regarding all teachers, instructional or administrative aides, and other personnel assigned to the school. Through the application of administrative leadership, management and supervisory skills, the principal will organize and provide a learning environment conducive to the maximum educational growth of each learner.
The successful candidate should possess strong leadership and communication skills. Classroom experience is desirable, and at least three years of experience as a school administrator is preferred. A valid Massachusetts license as a Principal and a master’s degree in Education or related field are required. Residence on the island of Martha’s Vineyard is required. Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools offers a regionally competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information, please contact:

NESDEC Search Office
Martha’s Vineyard Oak Bluffs Elementary School Principal Search
28 Lord Road
Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: 508-481-9444
Email: search@nesdec.org