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2023-2024 Superintendent Search » Next Superintendent Ideal Profile: Qualifications and Criteria

Next Superintendent Ideal Profile: Qualifications and Criteria

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The FGSD Board of Directors seeks an exceptional leader who embodies the following:

Learner-Centered Instructional Leader- demonstrated by:

    • A proven record of improving student achievement, especially for historically marginalized learners, with a focus on improving instruction, curriculum, professional learning, and data informed practices
    • Strong knowledge of language acquisition and development including evidence of effectively scaling systems of support for second language learners
    • Comprehensive pre-K-12, classroom, campus and system level leadership experience focused on closing opportunity and achievement gaps, increasing academic rigor, implementing program improvements, and building systems of support and accountability

Strategic Fiscal Steward - characterized by:

    • Proven fiscal management, budget and political acumen, and ability to strategically align district resources with a compelling vision for the future
    • Experience with capital projects, school construction, bond programs, and a deep commitment to the ongoing maintenance of the community investment in their public schools
    • A transparent approach to budget development that engages stakeholders, fosters trust, and nurtures continued local support of the district

Equity Champion - deeply committed to equity and inclusion, including:

    • Fostering an environment that appreciates the uniqueness of individuals, values diversity, and actively promotes a sense of belonging for all
    • Inclusive leadership that supports historically underrepresented groups, and prioritizes district equity and inclusion initiatives and programs including service to historically marginalized and differently abled student populations
    • Demonstrating cultural competency, particularly with the Latinx community

Inspiring, Courageous, and Inclusive Visionary - revealed as:

    • The ability to articulate a compelling vision and inspire staff and community to act upon the district’s “Portrait of a Graduate” and future-focused strategic plan goals
    • Supporting a culture of creativity amongst staff, embracing innovation and continuous improvement
    • Exercising courageous leadership for positive change, that places learners at the center of district decisions, even in the face of adversity

Community Builder, Connector, and Communicator- which includes:

    • The ability to build coalitions, sustain existing partnerships, and explore new community collaborations in service of children and families
    • Prioritizing visibility in schools and the community, effectively inviting input and engaging a variety of stakeholders, actively listening, and providing timely, two-way, and transparent communication
    • An approachable, relatable demeanor with a focus on relationships and leading from the heart