Superintendent of Schools – Bedford Public Schools

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Bedford, Public Schools

The Bedford School Committee seeks an outstanding, visionary leader to serve as Superintendent of Schools.
The successful candidate is committed to ensuring each student finds his/her/their voice, passion, and talent, grows intellectually, and achieves academically to the top of the student’s ability. The candidate has demonstrated the ability to identify student needs and provide necessary intervention and support to ensure success across all student populations.
The superintendent is committed to supporting the social and emotional well-being of students, and actively promotes diversity and equity. The superintendent has proven experience developing programs for students with special needs including co-taught models.

The superintendent is an effective communicator, able to share messages about district needs clearly and persuasively with students, staff, families, government officials and the community in a variety of media. Students, staff and families find the superintendent accessible and engaging.
The ideal candidate has experience creating and implementing a district-wide strategic plan, including the development and management of operating and capital budgets aligned with that plan. The superintendent is a leader and mentor to staff, with a demonstrated history of promoting teacher innovation and creating a collaborative environment which provides students with skills for lifelong learning.
Compensation will be competitive.

DISTRICT AT A GLANCE
• 2,642 K-12 students in FY 2020
• Consistently one of Boston Magazine’s topranked school districts, reflecting the Town’s
commitment to education.
• School Budget: $41,844,365 (FY 2020)
• Bedford High School: 840 students in grades 9-12, renovation to be completed by 9/2020
• John Glenn Middle School: 594 students in grades 6-8, addition and renovation to becompleted by 9/2020
• Lt. Job Lane Elementary School: 611 students in grades 3-5, addition completed in 2017
• Lt. Eleazer Davis Elementary School: 597 students in grades K-2, addition completed in 2019
• Newly-constructed preschool space serves 52 students in an Integrated Pre-K special education program at Davis School

PROGRAMMING
• Adhere to class size guidelines which enable a child-centered classroom
• Special education programs in all schools that enable many students with
special needs to be educated in-district alongside siblings and neighbors
• Member of the CASE, LABBB and EDCO special education collaboratives
• One of five founding members of the Shawsheen Valley Technical High
School
• Extensive art, music, wellness, technology and sports opportunities that
are both built into and supplement the regular curriculum
• One of the few Massachusetts communities that does not charge any
fees for buses, athletics or other activities

STUDENT BODY
• Our students include approximately 100 students from Boston who
participate in the METCO Program and 112 high school students
from Hanscom Air Force Base
• One-third of students are persons of color, 18% have a first
language other than English, and 7% are English Language Learners.
• 17% of students participate in Special Education programs, and 31%
of students have high needs
• 8.7% are economically disadvantaged

MISSION STATEMENT
The Bedford Public Schools will develop skillful, reflective, lifelong
learners who think critically and creatively and who are informed, responsible and productive global citizens. The school
community will provide a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment in which the unique intellectual, social, ethical and
emotional growth of each learner will be realized

BPS KEY PRIORITIES:
• Continued development of a curriculum focused on student-centered instruction to foster inquiry, creativity and higher order
thinking
• Creating inclusive practices that improve each student’s sense of belonging, close achievement gaps, and improve conditions
for social-emotional learning
• Fostering a collaborative professional culture
• Increasing opportunities for family and community engagement
SCHOOL COMMITTEE: JoAnn Santiago, Chair, Sarah Scoville, Vice Chair, Ann Guay, Daniel Brosgol, J. Bradley Morrison

COMMUNITY PROFILE
Bedford is a flourishing town of 14,000 residents. It is an attractive community to live in, demonstrated by its growing school
enrollment. In addition to its outstanding school system, Bedford offers stable property values, prudent fiscal management, and robust
public services and amenities. The Town is home to many businesses fostering the growth of innovative technology and life sciences as
well as public institutions including Middlesex Community College and Edith Nourse Rogers Veterans Administration Hospital. Bedford
is conveniently located near the junction of Routes 95/128 and 3, with access to public transportation.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Application available at www.masc.org
Application Deadline: Must be received by 3:00 pm EDT Friday, Feb 7, 2020
Appointment Anticipated: Late March 2020
Starting Date: July 1, 2020
Applications can be submitted
• Electronically to amartin@masc.org with the subject line Bedford
Superintendent Search, or
• By mail to Attn: Bedford Superintendent Search, MASC, One McKinley
Square, Boston MA 02109. For more information contact Glenn
Koocher at gkoocher@masc.org or (617) 733-0497.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Licensed or eligible for licensure as Superintendent of Schools in Massachusetts
• Master’s degree required, advanced degree preferred
• Minimum of ten years’ experience in education, including experience in classroom, administration and central office
settings.

To apply for this job please visit www.masc.org.

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