Superintendent

LEECHBURG AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT   Pittsburgh, PA   Full-time     Other
Posted on February 13, 2024
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Superintendent

Leechburg Area School District

 

Administrative Position – Superintendent of Schools – Leechburg Area School District

 

Job Number:

Address: 210 Penn Avenue

Leechburg, Pennsylvania 15656

Telephone: (724) 845-7701 Facsimile: (724) 845-2241

 

Description:

 

The Leechburg Area School District is a public school district serving Pre-K through 12th grade students from Leechburg Borough, Gilpin Township and West Leechburg Borough in Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania. It encompasses approximately 53 square miles (140 km2). According to federal census data, it serves a resident population of 5,946. Leechburg Area School District operates two schools: David Leech Elementary School and Leechburg Area Middle/High School.

 

The district has a student population of approximately 650 students and a staff of approximately 51 teachers and 40 support staff. The annual school budget is approximately $16,000.000.

 

The Leechburg Area School District is seeking an educational leader who is qualified and has prior administrative experience in education as its next Superintendent of Schools. The strong visionary leader must demonstrate clear and concise verbal and written communication skills, research proven strategies to increase student learning, a commitment to ensure student and staff safety, and the ability to build strong community partnerships. The Leechburg Area School District is offering a multiyear contract that features a regionally competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. Candidates must possess, or be eligible for, a Pennsylvania Superintendent Letter of Eligibility. The target date to assume to position is April, 2024.

 

Required Qualifications and Skills:

 

  • Master’s degree in education with a preference for a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership or related field of study

  • Ten years of full-time public educational experience

  • At least three years of which were as a classroom teacher

  • At least three years in a school-based administrative or supervisory capacity within the past three years

  • A commitment to improving academic excellence

  • The ability to communicate and implement a clear vision to move the school district to a higher level in all areas related to student growth

  • The ability to implement research based instructional strategies for improving student learning

  • To demonstrate knowledge and skills in long term financial planning and school based budgeting

  • Committed to the growth and development of an exemplary school district that supports family and community partnerships

  • To lead the school district and staff by example and treating all staff with dignity and respect at all times

  • To provide the Board of Directors with ongoing comprehensive and detailed information regarding all agenda items for the purpose of supporting decision made at each Board Meeting

 

To apply: Thank you for your interest in the position of Superintendent of the Leechburg Area School District. Regionally competitive salary based on experience and negotiations with the successful candidate.

 

Please include the following items listed below in your hard copy application packet:

 

  • Letter of interest

  • Detailed educational vitae’/resume

  • Completion of standard application (online at https://www.leechburg.k12.pa.us) Can be filled out online then printed out and mailed in or printed out and completed in writing

  • Proof of qualifications (valid Pennsylvania Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility and Superintendent Certification)

  • Original transcripts

  • All required clearance: Act 34 State Police Clearance; Act 114 FBI Criminal History Background Check Clearance; 151 Child Abuse Clearance

  • Three current (within 1 year) letters of recommendation

 

Please note that your completed application must be mailed to the address above along with the other required documentation and received by March 8, 2024.

No email applications will be accepted.

 

Leechburg Area School District

c/o Dodaro, Matta & Cambest, P.C.

Gary J. Matta, Solicitor

1900 Main Street

Suite 207

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 15317