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Community Superintendent

OFFICIAL TITLE: Community Superintendent CODE: 0180 SQ/OQ: Not Applicable
WORKING TITLE: Community Superintendent GRADE: NS MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under the direction of the deputy superintendent for school support and improvement, the community superintendent ensures a quality education for every student by supervising, coaching, supporting, and evaluating principals. Builds synergistic partnerships among principals, parents, businesses, and other community stakeholders in the educational process. Builds the capacity of instructional leaders through coaching and providing strategic feedback on school-based leaders¿ school improvement efforts. Manages the selection and evaluation of principals, provides administrative oversight and support through modeling and encouraging dynamic, innovative, and effective local school leadership. Establishes relationships with community and builds support for MCPS programs. The community superintendent works closely with other members of the executive staff to facilitate support between central offices and schools focused on academic achievement and equitable practices for all.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of state and federal public school laws and the policies and regulations of the Montgomery County Board of Education, and the MCPS Program of Studies. Demonstrated ability to motivate, support, coach, and supervise, and evaluate school system employees. Thorough knowledge of building the capacity of school leaders for the purpose of improving program quality and effectiveness. Knowledge of school operations. Exceptional conceptual, analytical, organizational, and management skills. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Master's degree from an accredited college or university in educational administration, supervision, or curriculum development. Doctor's degree desirable. Experience as a principal. Experience in planning for and implementing systems that establish, track, and evaluate achievement of desired outcomes. Thorough knowledge of educational programs. Commitment to educational excellence and continuous improvement demonstrated through the development and implementation of successful instructional programs and exercised in the selection, training, and evaluation of staff. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Meets Maryland state certification requirements for supervisors and principals.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.)
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Availability to work extended hours and weekends.


1) Supports and provides leadership to principals and other school staff.
2) Initiates appropriate actions to support principals and schools.
3) Works with the chief operating officer and deputy superintendent to develop the annual K¿12 budget and allocation of resources to schools.
4) Advises the superintendent and executive staff on school operational matters.
5) Manages the principal selection and evaluation process, mentors potential leaders, and identifies candidates for promotion.
6) Coordinates the dissemination of information regarding the training of school-based administrators.
7) Works closely with community leadership and stakeholders. Represents the superintendent of schools as needed and clearly articulates system priorities, polices, and interests.
8) Works with legal staff on personnel and other related matters as appropriate.
9) Serves with other educational leaders on work groups, committees, and project action teams.
10) Performs other duties as assigned.

Class Established: 10/99
Date(s) Revised: 7/02, 4/07, 3/12
Last Reviewed: 2010, 3/12

This description may be changed at any time.

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