The Tuckahoe Union Free School District (UFSD) (https://www.tuckahoeschools.org/)
Uniquely situated just a few miles from New York City and the County seat in White Plains, the Tuckahoe Union Free School District serves sections of the villages of Tuckahoe, Bronxville and the town of Eastchester. The district prides itself on its rigorous curriculum, strong athletic and extracurricular programs, and supportive community.
Nestled in a residential neighborhood, the three schools (William E. Cottle Elementary School · Tuckahoe Middle School · Tuckahoe High School) serve a diverse and close-knit student body of nearly 1,200 and 200 certified and non-certified personnel. Average class sizes range from 18 to 22 students.
Rich in accolades, Tuckahoe High School was ranked in the top 4% of high schools in the nation in U.S. News & World Report in 2017 and was a New York State Reward School for four consecutive years. Our schools are committed to academic excellence. Tuckahoe High School boasts a 59% Advanced Placement course participation rate as well as a 97% graduation rate. In addition, the district is immersed in technology, with a Chromebook assigned to every student in grades 3 through 12.
Students are well-rounded and have the opportunity to participate in a multitude of activities including Chess Club, Theater Clubs, Chorus, varied instrumental offerings, Italian and Spanish language programs, a robust athletic program, and more. Having successfully completed its first comprehensive strategic plan, the district has begun the implication of a second strategic plan in alignment with our Mission, “Preparing Every Student For Excellence,” and strategic goals:
To access learning and understanding, all members of our school community will learn and demonstrate self-awareness, social awareness, responsible decision-making, self-management and positive relationship skills for optimal mental, social, and emotional well-being
To meet the diverse needs of all learners and improve student outcomes, we will design equitable instruction and learning opportunities based on achievement data and students' strengths, interests, and abilities
To prepare students for future success, we will embed contemporary teachings and learning across disciplines for all faculty and students
Will create a systemic approach to continuous professional learning that values instructional collaboration, creativity, data analysis, and K-12 curriculum consistency and alignment
The desired start date is July 1, 2020. Tuckahoe Union Free School District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
The Board has appointed Dr. Harold A. Coles, District Superintendent of Southern Westchester Board Of Educational Cooperative Services (BOCES), to assist in the search process. Qualified applicants interested in applying should submit the following by the January 31, 2020 application deadline:
Letter of interest
Completed application form
Three current letters of recommendation
College transcripts, and NYS SDA/SDL certification
Inquiries: Dr. Harold A. Coles, District Superintendent
Southern Westchester BOCES
17 Berkley Drive
Rye Brook, NY
914-937-3820 ext. 4542
In addition to the above, please see the link below to complete the Tuckahoe Union Free School District Superintendent of Schools application:
Tuckahoe Union Free School District is seeking an established student-centered, visionary educational leader who can build upon the district’s mission to “Preparing Every Student for Excellence.” The candidate will be an experienced NYS SDL or SDA certified Superintendent who can hit the ground running, believe in innovative instructional leadership, and is willing to lead bold change in the future of instruction - ability to think out of the box. Has a record of sound HR decisions which is a critical piece for re-building our central office team. Has the ability to recruit, train, and retain staff. The candidate shows a willingness to embrace and incorporate new technologies into education. The candidate can lead the building of a positive productive school community culture with the ability to develop a shared vision of trust, respect, and collaboration among the school, community, and Board of Education. The candidate is a strong leader, decision maker, and problem solver with a proven record of facilitating curriculum development and implementation, ability to analyze data around student achievement across K-12, and make data-driven research-based decisions and recommendations in the best interest of the students. Has experience in Special Education including curriculum development, instruction and the continuum of services. The candidate is a collaborative, supportive, and inspiring leader with strong effective communication skills and has a willingness to be proactive and responsive in sharing information with our community. Has a history of preparing and presenting successful budgets focused on professional development aligned with the strategic goals. Has documented evidence of progressive leadership and the ability to continually build on current district strengths while leading innovative change. Can collaboratively develop and consistently implement up-to-date protocols, procedures, and systems. The candidate will have experience with school finance, personnel management, and negotiations.
Residency Restriction: None
This will be an open search process
Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2020
Interested candidates are invited to send a letter of interest, resume, completed job application, three current letters of references and official transcripts to:
Dr. Harold A. Coles, District Superintendent
Southern Westchester BOCES
17 Berkley Drive
Rye Brook, NY 10573
Application materials can be found at the following websites: