West Chester Area School District
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Position: Assistant Superintendent
George F. Fiore, Ed.D.
Chester County Intermediate Unit
455 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335
Deadline: June 15 or until a successful candidate is selected
West Chester Area School District, West Chester PA
The West Chester Area School District seeks a dynamic individual with integrity, visionary leadership, superior communication skills, and outstanding administrative ability for the position of Assistant Superintendent. This administration position will be available on August 14, 2021 due to the appointment of the assistant superintendent as the new superintendent.
Successful candidate will be a strong leader with the ability to interact effectively with all staff members and demonstrate a sincere interest in the education of all students. Must be skilled in motivating and evaluating staff; be knowledgeable on educational trends; have a record of fiscal responsibility; and ability to establish a culture of professional and academic excellence. Twelve-(12) month position, with the salary negotiable and competitive, based on training and experience, qualifications and meeting board criteria including but not limited to the skills listed above. PA letter of eligibility required.
Summary of position
This person is responsible for the district’s comprehensive plan, assessment of district programing K-12, professional development and secondary education. The Assistant Superintendent also works closely with other appropriate District personnel, including assessment, curriculum, pupil services, equity, facilities, finance, human resources, and technology, in a cooperative and advising capacity. S/he is responsible for District level activities that pertain to general administration of the District on both a long-term and day-to-day basis, as well as those services that have a direct bearing on students’ learning outcomes. The assistant superintendent also represents the superintendent in the official capacity as a school district representative for community, and partnership events.
Search conducted by Chester County Intermediate Unit:
Interested candidates are asked to send a resume, application, and cover letter to:
Additional information about the position, instructions for completing the application, a description of the necessary clearances, transcripts, and other supporting documentation may be found online at www.cciu.org/suptsearch.
The mission of the West Chester Area School District is to educate and inspire our students to achieve their personal best.
The West Chester Area School District serves a 75-square-mile suburban, urban, and rural region in central Chester County, Pennsylvania known for its many diversified businesses and beautiful historic countryside. The district is comprised of West Chester Borough and the six surrounding townships in Chester County, as well as Thornbury Township in Delaware County. The district has a population of 110,000 residents.
A $269.8 MILLION BUDGET for 2020-21 supports more than 11,950 students in ten elementary schools (kindergarten through grade 5), three middle schools (grades 6 through 8), and three high schools (grades 9 through 12). The district also provides services to nearly 4,000 non-public school students. The district will open an 11th elementary school for the 2021-22 school year.
THE STAFF includes more than 950 teachers, 60 administrators and 400 support staff. More than 70% of our certified teaching staff and 100% of our administrative staff hold advanced degrees.
THE STUDENT BODY is diverse consisting of: 76.6% white, 6.9% Hispanic, 4.5% Black, 9.1% Asian/Pacific Islander, and 2.9% Multi-Racial.
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT is the primary focus in the district as it is consistently ranked among the best in the state and nation, with 93%of its graduates attending college after graduation. 2017 recognition includes US News and World Report, and Newsweek’s Best Public High Schools in the nation. Niche, a national database of public schools rated the district as 31 out of 500 Pennsylvania school districts, and The National Music Merchants rated the District as one of 37 districts in the state and 570 in the nation as Best Communities in Education.
SAT scores are consistently above state and national averages, and more students are taking advanced placement courses so much that the College Board has recognized the district as an AP Scholars District in six of the last seven years.
COMMUNITY SERVICE is emphasized in all of our schools. Students and staff participate in service projects that benefit charities such as the United Way, American Heart Association, Red Cross, American Cancer Society, the Chester County Food Bank, homeless shelters, and many other organizations. Each high school offers more than 30 service clubs for students to participate.
EQUITY TEAMS – Each school has an Equity Team to foster a district-wide and site-based climate and culture that demands and supports systemic equity and improved student achievement for every student. Since 2009, the district has been recognized for its work to close the academic achievement gap between students of high performing groups, and historically underperforming groups of students.
GIFTED PROGRAMS are provided for those individuals who possess outstanding intellectual and creative abilities as defined by state mandates. Each year, individual programs are developed for students to provide enrichment and/or acceleration in specific areas when the student’s needs are not met through the regular education environment.
SPECIAL EDUCATION programs are provided for students who learn in different ways. Our programs have been recognized regionally and internationally for meeting the needs of all learners and providing educational programs in the least restrictive, inclusive environment.
FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM is a dynamic, hands-on program that allows children time to play – in both directed and non-directed ways – as a critical part of their school day. With consultation from child development expert and author Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek (author of Einstein Never Used Flashcards), our kindergarten curriculum was built with the knowledge that play is a central component of children’s growth. We believe that play-based learning forms the foundation for future academic success by helping our youngest students develop language skills, social and emotional skills, problem solving skills, and the ability to work effectively in groups.
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS reflect the diversity of the student body. The district offers more than 200 courses, and 24 Advanced Placement opportunities. Students can take classes in business, technology, science, distributive education, music, and art courses, among many others, as well as enroll in advanced placement, accelerated honors, honors and academic-level courses.
In addition, students can take college level courses through the new dual enrollment program collaboration with West Chester University, where they can earn high school advanced placement credit and college credit at the same time. The District also offers blended learning courses, where students learn part of the time at school and part of the time through the online delivery of content and instruction. Other educational options are available at the Chester County Intermediate Unit’s Technical College High School, which helps prepare students for a variety of careers.
A WORLD LANGUAGE PROGRAM is available to students starting in seventh grade who meet certain criteria. Five different world languages are offered. Students have the opportunity to study French, German, Italian, Latin or Spanish in eighth grade, and can begin studying a language as early as seventh grade. The high school program provides an additional four years of study including Advanced Placement courses in French, Spanish, German and Latin.
WORLD WIDE WEST CHESTER -Technology resources are used extensively throughout the district to enhance teaching and learning. Wireless technology mediates flexible connection to the Internet in all schools. Interactive whiteboard projection, laptops and iPad devices are used to create dynamic learning environments. Every student in grades K through 5 receives an iPad. Students in grades 6 through 12 receive laptop computers to use both at school and at home as part of the district’s 1:1 computing environment. The Bring Your Own Technology program permits any student to use his or her personal computer in school. World Wide West Chester Logo
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS assist the District in many ways. Included are parents who serve in the Parent Teacher Organizations, and Home and School Associations, in each school. The business community is another important source of support. Through the West Chester Area Education Foundation, partnerships with area businesses enhance our educational programs and provide students valuable business experiences and opportunities to explore career options. Many senior citizens participate in the district’s Retiree Substitute Volunteer Program (RSVP), which provides up to $560 to help offset real estate tax bills, in return for volunteer service.
Send letter of interest, resume, complete application, academic records, and, PA superintendent commission (letter of eligibility) to:
Dr. George F. Fiore, Executive Director
Chester County Intermediate Unit
455 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335