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Essex Town Superintendent

The Essex Town Supervisory District is seeking an experienced administrator to lead the coordination of a comprehensive preK-8 educational program for 1226 students and 240 total district employees. Schools include one PK-2, one grade 3-5, one grade 6-8 middle school, and the Edge Academy, a transformational school for students in grades 4-8. The superintendent is responsible for serving one district school board.

The Essex Town School District operates under a Policy Governance model.

The Essex Town School District is located in the heart of Chittenden County, near the shores of scenic Lake Champlain, and is home to IBM and other large and small businesses. The District has a long-standing strategic plan, the Essex Design for Learning and a newly adopted Ends Policy, which guides its 21st century vision for the future, and integration of technology within the curriculum.

There are a number of higher education institutions located within a 15 minute drive:

  • University of Vermont
  • St. Michael's College
  • Burlington College
  • Champlain College
  • Community College of Vermont

    We are seeking a community minded, dynamic, and visionary education leader with strong financial and administrative experience to work with four principals and three central office administrators.

    District Priorities
    Candidates with experience in the following areas will be given the greatest consideration:

  • Policy compliance and monitoring
  • Organizational systems analysis and management
  • Strong team building
  • Innovative educational leadership
  • Effective communication
  • Strong financial and personnel management
  • Leadership in technology integration
  • Strategic planning and implementation
  • Commitment to exceptional student outcomes
  • Implementation of professional learning communities

      Superintendent Expectations
      Visionary and Strategic Leadership

    • Commitment to understanding and operating within a Policy Governance system;
    • Is experienced in systems analysis and can transform this knowledge into planning, prioritized action steps, and accountability through school board monitoring reports;
    • Is a proven visionary and systemic thinker who will support and promote positive relations within the District and throughout the community;
    • Has demonstrated leadership experience in coordinating and providing oversight of curriculum development and its implementation;
    • Uses current education research and best practices to frame decisions and support District implementation;
    • Understands the culture of Vermont schools and the political process;
    • Possesses strong communications skills and experience in implementing public policy and will serve as a model for leadership to principals and administrators;
    • Has knowledge of political networks and can effectively engage with divergent individuals and organizations;
    • Has working knowledge of major state and local agencies, their leadership goals, functions, and interconnectedness with schools;
    • Is skillful in creating an educational environment that provides direction and promotes continuous learning and development;
    • Makes thoughtful yet tough decisions when necessary;
    • Is familiar with Vermont Quality Standards, Transformation Initiative, Education Framework, assessment systems, education law, and demonstrates enthusiasm and commitment to carry them out;

    Applications for this position will only be accepted electronically at and will be considered until the position is filled.

    For more information on the Essex Town Supervisory District go to:

    Candidates must be licensed or be eligible for a license as a superintendent in Vermont. If you are not a licensed superintendent in Vermont, please call the licensing office and determine your status for gaining that license in Vermont. ( 802-828-2445 )

    For further information or to apply for the position, please visit

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    Current Superintendent Openings

    Orange East Supervisory Union
    Bradford, Vermont 

    We are seeking an experienced educational leader for a supervisory union serving 1,335 students in the schools of Bradford, Newbury and Thetford Elementary Schools; Waits River Valley School; Oxbow High School; River Bend Career and Technical Center; and the OESU Early Childhood Programs. We are located in the Green Mountain State of Vermont in the Connecticut River Valley Region approximately 30 minutes north of the Hanover/Dartmouth College area.

    Criteria for the successful candidate:
    • Understand the dynamics of student learning, speak knowledgeably about
    instructional practices and have a track record of improving student 
    • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Capacity to build collaboration among schools and in working with the board to
    develop and execute policy.
    • Posses strong financial and operational knowledge.
    • Maintain a high degree of integrity, honesty, respect and trustworthiness in all 
    supervisory union dealings.

    The SU Central Office staff includes an Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, a Director of Business and Finance, a Human Resources Director, an ELA Teacher Leader, a Coordinator of Federal Programs, an Assistant Director of Student Services, three staff accountants and two support staff members in addition to the Superintendent. The superintendent also supervises a technology consultant at the central office. There are 320 employees within the SU schools.

    There are three elementary schools (K-6), one K-8 school, one High School (7-12), a Technical Center (10-12) and an Early Childhood Program. They are represented by a total of 5 school district boards and a Supervisory Union Board. The Superintendent reports directly to the SU Board. The SU office is located in Bradford, Vermont. 

    We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

    For further information about the SU and the District Schools go to:

    To apply visit:

    dates will be informed via e-mail as soon as a complete timeline for the search has been determined. That will include screening and interview dates.

    Position Type: Full-time 
    Positions Available: 1 
    Salary: $100,000 to $125,000 Per Year


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