The Davie County Board of Education is seeking a superintendent to lead the school system as it continues its pursuit of excellence. Candidates must meet the legal requirements to be licensed as a superintendent in North Carolina or be qualified to serve under the State Board of Education’s alternative guidelines. Central office and building-level experience are preferred. A doctorate degree or progress toward a doctorate degree is preferred but not required. A successful candidate will be required to live within the boundaries of the Davie County Schools attendance area. Applications are due by January 7, 2019.
A successful candidate must demonstrate ability and success in (1) visionary educational leadership; (2) curriculum and instruction; (3) goal-setting and monitoring achievement; (4) fostering community and intergovernmental partnerships; (5) organization and administration of short-term and long-term strategic planning, budgeting, and personnel and facilities management; (6) strong communication skills and effective team-building; (7) procuring additional funding; (8) visibility and involvement in community activities; (9) leadership in maintaining safe and orderly school environments; (10) planning and funding of school facilities; and (11) decision-making, delegation, and follow-through.
The Davie County Schools are governed by a seven-member board of education elected to serve staggered four- year terms. The school system operates twelve schools that serve approximately 6,200 students from pre- kindergarten through grade twelve, including six elementary schools, three middle schools, one traditional high school, one alternative school, and one early college high school that offers a four to five-year course of study and sits on the Davie County campus of Davidson County Community College. Davie County Schools have approximately 975 full and part-time employees and an operating budget of approximately $52 million. The school system’s mission is to engage, equip, and empower students. Toward this end, the school system actively seeks to create a safe, innovative learning environment where each individual is valued, respected, and challenged and where an engaging staff and community will ensure students learn, grow, create, and discover their talents through experiences that prepare them for success. For more school system information, please visit http://davie.k12.nc.us/district/, or follow the school system on social media via https://twitter.com/daviecountysch?lang=en and https://www.facebook.com/daviecountyschools/.
Davie County has a population of almost 42,000 and is located in the western part of the twelve-county Piedmont Triad – the Heartland of North Carolina – along the I-40 corridor. Davie County is a place residents love to call home and folks yearn to visit. The county is known for its natural beauty, community spirit, historic past, civic pride, entrepreneurial drive, and friendly people. Davie boasts a reasonable cost of living and offers easy access to large cities. Additional area information is available at https://discoverdaviecounty.com/, http://www.daviecountync.gov/, https://www.daviechamber.com/, and http://www.visitdaviecounty.com/historic-sites/. Local news can be found at https://www.ourdavie.com/ and https://myfox8.com/tag/davie-county/.
Applicants must complete the board’s required application form, accessible online via the North Carolina School Boards Association’s webpage at www.ncsba.org/super-search/north-carolina-vacancies. Please do not contact, or ask anyone you know to contact, individual board members about your interest in or application for this position. All inquiries should be directed to Allison Schafer, Legal Counsel/Director of Policy, North Carolina School Boards Association, P.O. Box 97877, Raleigh, NC 27624-7877. Phone: (919) 841-4040. FAX: (919) 841-4020. E-mail: email@example.com. All inquiries will be kept confidential.