The Board of Education for the Lansing School District is in search of a superintendent.
Lansing is the capital of the U.S. state of Michigan. In 1847, it was named the new state capital of Michigan, 10 years after Michigan became a state. The Lansing metropolitan area, colloquially referred to as "Mid-Michigan," is an important center for educational, cultural, governmental, commercial and industrial functions. Neighboring East Lansing is home to Michigan State University, a public research university with an enrollment of more than 50,000 students.
The area features two medical schools, a veterinary school, two nursing schools and two law schools. It is the site of the Michigan State Capitol, the Michigan Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, a branch of the U.S. District Court, the Library of Michigan and Historical Center, and headquarters of four national insurance companies.
The Lansing School District covers more than 52 square miles, making it the fifteenth-largest public school district in Michigan, serving 10,000+ students in 26 school buildings. Highly qualified teachers, tremendous support staff, dedicated administrators and a committed Board of Education make up this unique school district that offers more exciting and innovative educational options for families than any other school district in the greater Lansing area!
The district is a growing and diverse community of students and staff. There is a significant refugee population from around the world that now call Lansing, and its public schools, home, which accounts for the more than 30 languages currently being spoken across the district.
Strong partnerships are also an important and valuable asset to the district. We value our connections with Michigan State University, Emergent Biosolutions, Accident Fund Insurance and a long list of other committed partners that help bring a “real world” experience to our students. Our Lansing Promise scholarship program offers tuition assistance for post-secondary education to all eligible high school graduates.
The Lansing School District has passed significant bonds, including the May 2019 approval of its sinking fund. These bonds will continue to support our mission to provide educational excellence in a safe and nurturing environment for all students.
The Lansing School District is seeking a superintendent who will work with the board of education to continue its implementation of cutting-edge initiatives while also supporting student growth and strengthening relationships with community stakeholders.
Works with the Board of Education to successfully implement the District’s cutting-edge initiatives, such as the Lansing Promise and flex scheduling
Works with the Board of Education, staff and community to create a tangible plan for attaining the vision and creates the appropriate processes and environment to inspire others toward the district’s shared vision
Promotes a culture of learning, both in the classroom and the home
Successful experience working with diverse, urban communities
K-12 classroom teaching experience
Building-level administrative experience
Previous superintendent experience preferred
Master’s Degree plus Administrative Certification required, Ph.D. or Ed.D. preferred
Demonstrated responsiveness to students with learning differences
Proven track record of raising student achievement
Demonstrated ability to guide change in a large complex system
Embodies the highest degree of moral, professional and ethical behaviors
High level of cultural competency and embraces diversity and equity of all kinds
Exceedingly responsive; follows up and follows through
Establishes and demonstrates the value of strong relationships with students, families and community
MANAGEMENT & DECISION MAKING
Demonstrates exceptional public relations and communication skills
Recognizes, values and affirms teachers and staff members
Able to develop and lead effective executive and administrative teams
Experience in developing and managing large budgets in an educational setting
Fosters a culture of accessibility and responsiveness in communication systems
Ability to develop creative solutions to complicated problems
Employs consensus-building as part of a comprehensive decision-making process
Experience in building relationships with employee groups
Additional Salary Information: The Board will offer a comprehensive, multi-year contract. A salary range of $180,000-210,000 has been established for this position.
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