Has a commitment to academic excellence and a clear vision for education that maintains a focus on improving student performance through collaboration with, and input from the staff, Board and parents. • In collaboration with staff, studies the curriculum and makes timely recommendations to the Board regarding the courses of study, major changes in texts and time schedules and promising programs.
Provides the Board with regular performance-based accountability evaluations of district programs and student progress.
Oversees student assessment and local, state and federal reporting.
Works with staff, the Board and the community in planning and implementing support services for students.
Ensures equitable administration of student discipline policies. Under appropriate circumstances, recommends to the Board a student's expulsion.
Related to the Board
Works with the Board to maintain integrity, harmony and trust among all members of the school community.
Reports regularly on all district operations.
Provides leadership to the Board in developing a performance-based accountability system utilizing mutually identified priority goals and tasks.
Provides advice and leadership to the Board as district's chief negotiator during the collective bargaining process.
Advises the Board on the need for new and/or revised policies and makes policy recommendations based on data and input from staff and advisory committees.
Related to Personnel
Selects and recommends to the Board candidates for employment, in accordance with fair practices, nondiscrimination policy as well as affirmative action plans.
Promotes the culture for a positive work environment.
Ensures that each staff member is evaluated.
Identifies appropriate opportunities and encourages continued professional development.
Maintains appropriate channels of two-way communication within the district with classified and certificated personnel.
Anticipates, manages and resolves conflict in a fair and impartial manner.
Related to Noninstructional Operations
Communicates and interprets the budget to the Board, staff and community.
Understands LCAP, LCFF and related laws and regulations.
Makes recommendations to the Board regarding the maintenance, safety, improvement and/or expansion of school facilities, sites, equipment and transportation services.
Develops regulations and procedures for the management of school operations as well as the use and care of school properties.
Related to the Community
Keeps the community informed about school matters through school accountability reports and other informational materials. Represents and advocates for the Board in relationships with the city, feeder Districts, county and state governments, private agencies, and the school community.
Participates in appropriate community organizations and functions to foster community support and involvement.
Hears complaints against the school district and resolves school district related controversies.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATION, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: - Master's Degree required; Doctorate Degree preferred - Teacher and school principal experience required; district level experience preferred - Hold or qualify for California Administrative Services Credential
In order to be considered, the candidate must provide: All requested materials must be received by 4:00 p.m., April 30, 2021, and shall include:
- A Letter of Introduction specifying the reason(s) why the candidate has applied for this superintendency and why he/she feels qualified to lead Orchard School District. - A complete resume of professional/work experience and training. - An EDJOIN Application. - Three current letters of recommendation. (Letters should be written within the last year)
The Board is conducting this search with the assistance of the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Any information not found on the web can be requested from:
Santa Clara County Office of Education 1290 Ridder Park Dr., San Jose, CA 95131 (408) 453-6842 Attn: Dr. Anisha Munshi
SELECTION PROCEDURE: The qualifications of each candidate will be evaluated by the Governing Board. Candidates will be selected and interviewed by the Governing Board. It is anticipated that the new superintendent will be selected by the end of May and appointed by the Board in June. The selected candidate is expected to assume the position no later than July 1, 2021.
Candidates are advised not to make personal contact with any individual members of the Governing Board regarding this position
Tentative Timeline April 30, 2021 - Application Deadline Week of May 10, 2021 - Interviews Week of May 17, 2021 - Finalist Interviews/Candidate Selection
About Santa Clara County Office of Education
The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is committed to serving, inspiring, and promoting student and public school success.
GOALS: 1) Improve student equity and access to high quality education 2) Provide quality support to districts, schools, students, and communities 3) Be a premier service organization.
Working collaboratively with school and community partners, the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is a regional service agency that provides instructional, business, and technology services to the 31 school districts of Santa Clara County. The County Office of Education directly serves students through special education programs, alternative schools, Head Start and State Preschool programs, migrant education, and Opportunity Youth Academy. The SCCOE also provides academic and fiscal oversight and monitoring to districts in addition to the 22 Santa Clara County Board of Education authorized charter schools.