Superintendent Opening

Champlain Valley School District

Shelburne, Vermont 

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The Champlain Valley School District, Shelburne, Vermont, School Board, is seeking a highly qualified Superintendent.  The Board wishes to have the successful candidate assume the responsibilities of the position July 1, 2021.

McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., Executive Recruitment and Development has been engaged as the consultant in a search for outstanding candidates. They will assist the School Board in identifying and screening the candidates.

Enrollment: 4,000

Location: 10 miles south of Burlington


The Qualifications

The candidate must have the background, skills, and abilities essential for excellence in educational leadership. The Board recognizes that selecting a superintendent is one of the most important decisions it will make and has developed the following desired characteristics.

1.) A strong student-centered educational leader who possesses a track record of facilitating continuous educational improvement with measurable results. Routinely uses empirical data to inform decision making.

2.) A collaborative leader who works to keep the momentum of the district going with a strategic focus. A team player who seeks to understand the current workings of the district and works with staff strengths.

3.) Understands cultural proficiency and demonstrates the ability to build a climate of equity, tolerance, acceptance and civility for students and staff across a multi-campus organization.

4.) Is a visible, approachable presence in our communities and is an excellent communicator and empathic listener who leads by example and responds appropriately to all stakeholders across the district.

5.) Provides evidence of the ability to advance leadership skills with all direct reports and groom future administrative talent. A moral, consensus builder who leads with integrity and transparency.

6.) Provides guidance and support to the school board and ensures members are meaningfully engaged in the work of the schools within the scope of their roles and responsibilities.

7.) Possesses short- and long-term financial acumen. Has a clear understanding of budget development and financial management and ensures budget processes are aligned with board goals and mission.


Search Timeline:

  • Closing date for applications: March 1, 2021 (11:30 p.m. central time)
  • School Board selects finalists to interview: March 15, 2021
  • Interviews with the School Board: Late March 2021
  • Selection of new Superintendent: Late March/early April 2021
  • Start date: July 1, 2021


Contact information:

McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C.

11725 Arbor St., Suite 220

Omaha, NE 68144




School Website:  

Consultant: Dr. John Gratto

Champlain Valley School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability and, when needed, will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees. Anyone requesting a reasonable accommodation in the application or recruitment process please contact McPherson & Jacobson at the address/phone/email above.