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Lincoln School District

Superintendent Search


The Lincoln School District, designated a new independent district in 2022, is seeking an experienced administrator to serve as either a full or part-time Superintendent. The District comprises 152 students, 72 attending the Lincoln Community School (grades K-6) and the remaining 80 middle and high-school students exercising school choice. The Superintendent will take over at a critical time in the continued development of systems and processes to ensure delivery of an excellent and equitable education. The successful candidate will embrace the challenges of creative problem solving and organizational development.

The town of Lincoln is nestled at the foot of the Green Mountains in Addison County. It is a close-knit, vibrant community of approximately 1400 residents, known for its natural beauty, hiking, and biking trails, easy access to cross-country and downhill skiing, a modern library, strong internet connectivity, and a high-performing elementary school that is central to the community’s identity.

The Lincoln Community School sits on the banks of the New Haven River. Its outdoor classrooms, robust school garden, and acres of woodlands with walking trails attest to the importance of community-based, experiential learning in its curriculum.

Less than six miles from Lincoln is the town of Bristol (pop. 3500), a charming Vermont village that is the hub of shopping for Lincoln residents. It is also the home of Mt. Abraham Union Middle and High School, where most Lincoln students attend grades 7-12.

Middlebury (pop. 9000) is about sixteen miles southwest of Lincoln and offers all the dynamism of a college town, including restaurants, local and college-supported theatrical, musical and speaking events, an annual film festival and D1 college athletics. Middlebury College hosts the prestigious Breadloaf Writers Conference each summer as well as a renowned summer language institute.

Burlington, the state’s largest city, sits on beautiful Lake Champlain about an hour north of Lincoln. Burlington has a vibrant music, theater, and culinary scene, is home to the University of Vermont and the Burlington International Airport, and the greater Burlington area continues to attract technology and manufacturing business investment.

Position Type:Full-time
Positions Available:1
Job Categories:

Administrator > Superintendent

Job Requirements

    The board seeks an experienced leader who understands the breadth and depth of leading a school system and understands Vermont and federal regulatory and financial obligations. Equally important, we seek an educational leader with a flexible, creative mindset. The first 3-6 months of the position will be heavily focused on internal systems the Board has identified as warranting continued strengthening, along with participation in time-sensitive issues such as contract negotiations, budget development, and recruitment of a new principal.

    The successful candidate will:
    Demonstrate flexibility, creativity, collaboration, and transparency
    Practice “servant leadership”
    Communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing
    Keeps children’s education and growth as a top priority

    And have demonstrated experience in::
    School district financial and administrative management
    Vermont educational statute and law
    Organizational capacity-buiding

    Evidence of Vermont licensure as superintendent of schools or being appropriately licensed on or before the first day of employment
    - Advanced degree in administrative studies
    - Strong school administration experience, including finance and technology
    - Classroom teaching experience preferred
    POSITION TYPE: 50-100% depending on areas of expertise and availability.
    SALARY: Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications
    LOCATION: Flexible remote/on-site.

    Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Preference will be given to applications received by October 20, 2023.
    - First Round Interview - Nov 1 (Zoom possible)
    - Second Round Interview - Nov 20 (In-person)
    Decision before end of November.

    Start date, January 1, 2024 or July 1, 2024


Questions or an application (composed of a cover letter, resume, and proof of credentials) should be submitted as soon as possible to:

  • Elaine Pinckney, Consultant
    Applications received by October 20 will receive preference.

  • At least 5 year(s) of relevant experience preferred.

  • Master degree preferred.

  • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

To Apply for the position please visit SchoolSpring

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