The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Board of Education is seeking a superintendent to lead the school system as it continues its pursuit of excellence. Applications are due by August 10, 2020.
Serving over 12,000 diverse students from pre-k through grade 12, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools are consistently ranked at or near the top of the state of North Carolina in terms of student test scores and other measures of academic performance. At the same time, however, the school system also has some of the largest achievement gaps in the nation, and the board, in partnership with the superintendent, administrators, teachers, other staff, and the community, is strongly committed to eliminating these gaps so students of all races and from all backgrounds are empowered equitably to excel. In addition to this commitment to equity, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools are proud to have one of the state’s lowest dropout rates, one of the state’s highest graduation rates, and one of the state’s highest local per pupil expenditures. Large percentages of the school system’s teachers and principals hold advanced degrees and over 250 teachers hold National Board Certification. The school system operates twenty schools, including eleven elementary schools, four middle schools, three traditional high schools, one alternative high school, and one hospital school, and it is governed by a seven-member nonpartisan elected board of education. For more school system information, please visit https://www.chccs.org/, or follow the school system on social media via https://www.facebook.com/ChapelHillCarrboroCitySchools, https://twitter.com/chccs, and https://vimeo.com/chccsnc.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro community continually receives accolades for being a top location in which to live and work. Located in central North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Carrboro are just hours from the beaches of eastern North Carolina and the mountains of western North Carolina. Chapel Hill, home to the flagship University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is also known as the “Southern Part of Heaven,” and Carrboro is commonly referred to as the “Paris of the Piedmont.” Both Chapel Hill and Carrboro are known for their commitments to educational excellence as well as to social and economic diversity and inclusion. As part of the Research Triangle with Raleigh and Durham, the area offers access to world-renowned healthcare facilities, bio-pharmaceutical research, and a cutting-edge technology sector. Approximately 61,000 people reside in Chapel Hill and approximately 21,000 residents call Carrboro home. Additional area information is available at https://www.townofchapelhill.org/, https://townofcarrboro.org/, https://www.visitchapelhill.org/, and https://www.carolinachamber.org/. Local news can be found at https://chapelboro.com/ and https://www.dailytarheel.com/.
Candidates must meet the legal requirements to be licensed as a superintendent in North Carolina or be qualified to serve under the State Board of Education’s alternative guidelines. Central office and building-level experience are preferred. A doctorate degree or progress toward a doctorate degree is preferred but not required. A successful candidate must demonstrate ability and success in (1) visionary educational leadership, including an understanding of equity factors and the influence of equity on educational outcomes and an effort to learn about race in a meaningful and intentional way; (2) school- and/or school-district leadership addressing opportunity gaps for students; (3) curriculum and instruction, including culturally relevant and responsive teaching; (4) goal-setting and monitoring achievement; (5) fostering community and intergovernmental partnerships; (6) administration and organization of short-term and long-term strategic planning, budgeting, and personnel and facilities management; (7) communication and effective team-building; (8) ongoing financial management and procuring additional funding; (9) visibility and involvement in community activities; (10) leadership in maintaining safe and orderly school environments; (11) planning and funding of school facilities; and (12) decision-making, delegation, and follow-through. In addition, a successful candidate will be required to live within the boundaries of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools attendance area.
Applicants must complete the board’s required application form, accessible online via the North Carolina School Boards Association’s webpage at www.ncsba.org/super-search/north-carolina-vacancies. Please do not attempt to contact, or ask anyone you know to contact, the individual board members about your interest in or application for this position. All inquiries should be directed to Allison Schafer, Legal Counsel/Director of Policy, North Carolina School Boards Association, 7208 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 301, Raleigh, NC 27615. Phone: (919) 841-4040. FAX: (919) 841-4020. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries will be kept confidential.