An Invitation to Apply for the Position of Superintendent of Schools
c/o Castallo & Silky
4514 Whistler Circle
Manlius, NY 13104
Email: [email protected]
March 17, 2023 - Deadline for submission of application and all supporting materials
May 2023 - Candidate interviews
June 9, 2023 - Appointment of new Superintendent
August 14, 2023 - Anticipated start date
The Massena Central School District is seeking an experienced educational leader committed to leading the district in continued attainment of excellence. The following qualifications have been identified as vital for the new Superintendent:
- Certification—possesses a valid New York State certificate as a School District Administrator or School District Leader.
- Academic Leadership—ability to implement the Next Generation Learning standards, develop curriculum and assessment aligned to the standards, and build instructional data systems that measure student success and inform teachers and principals how they can improve their practice.
- Fiscal Leadership—able to understand and communicate the district’s financial condition and direction, experience developing a school district budget, and engaging stakeholders in establishing budgetary priorities.
- General Leadership and Vision—has successfully developed a comprehensive vision for his/her district and demonstrated the ability to lead diverse teams of stakeholders in implementing a broad vision for the district.
- Relationship with the Board of Education—able to work collaboratively with the Board of Education.
- Communications—has experience developing and implementing district wide communication strategies and evidence of strong communication skills with parents and the community.
- Personal Characteristics—has experience making difficult decisions that benefit students and the district.
- Collective Bargaining—ability to lead “at the table” negotiations from the management perspective.
- Community—interested in becoming an active member of the Massena community.
- Other—able to articulate PK-12 expectations for student behavior.
Terms of Employment
The Board of Education will offer a three-year contract with renewals contingent upon successful performance evaluations. An initial salary range of $170,000-$190,000 commensurate with experience, will be offered to the successful candidate. An attractive benefit package will also be offered. Residency in the area is preferred in order to allow for the Superintendent’s active participation in school and community events.
We aspire to be a leading education community that values diversity and prepares students to meet today’s goals and tomorrow’s opportunities.
About the Massena Central School District
Student Enrollment by Building:
Jefferson Elementary - 406
Madison Elementary - 419
Nightengale Elementary - 410
J. William Leary Jr. High School - 372
Massena Sr. High School - 825
2022-2023 Budget $63,825,147
True Value $880,708,715
State Aid Ratio 83.70%
Tax Rate on True Value $18.305091
Tax Levy Cap 3.70%
Tax Levy Increase 0.00%
- Provides an International Baccalaureate Program, which is a rigorous curriculum for juniors and seniors that is meant to prepare them for college. Massena is the only IB world school north of Syracuse.
- The Community Schools Program was recently featured by the Brookings Institute for its strong student and family supports. With its many community partners, it provides mental health services, including mindfulness practices, as well as food, clothing, books, school supplies, and other necessities to reduce barriers to student learning.
- First school in the County to provide the opportunity for students to earn a Seal of Biliteracy, which recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in one or more languages, in addition to English.
- Offers a wide variety of after school academics and extracurricular programs. This includes Robotics, in partnership with Clarkson University, and many athletic opportunities. Massena has won numerous state championships, including the 2014 Boys Hockey and 2015 Girls Hockey teams.
- Recognized by the NYS School Boards Association with the Champions of Change Award three times since 2020 for our Make a Difference Day; providing Internet access during the pandemic; and establishing the Junior High Free Market to provide supplies and services to district families.