Superintendent – Ames, IA

February 16, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates is assisting the School Board of the Ames Community School District as it seeks a dynamic leader as their next superintendent of schools.

Located in Ames, Iowa, the home of Iowa State University, the Ames CSD is regarded as one of Iowa’s finest school districts.  The mission of the Ames Community School District, which aspires to be Iowa’s premier school district, is to inspire and empower all students and staff to pursue and maximize their personal and educational potential, grounded in strong community and family partnerships and guided by high quality educators who commit to innovative instruction getting every student what they need to be successful.

More than 4,500 students are enrolled in district schools, including the preschool center, five elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.  The district employs a high caliber and dedicated staff of over 700 with 46% of teachers having earned an advanced degree.  The District gives students a personalized learning experience from their first day of preschool until graduation. It is a district that’s large enough to provide an internationally competitive education, with programming and activities enriched by community connections and infused with a variety of cultures, yet small enough for each student to find a niche.

With three rebuilt and two newly remodeled elementary schools, a state-of-the-art middle school and an outstanding new high school, the Ames CSD provides a learning environment for students to master the academic and social-emotional skills, strategies, and concepts to prepare them for a lifetime.   Numerous accolades abound in the high performing Ames High School, among them:  15 Presidential scholars in the school’s history, 17 National Merit Scholar finalists in the last two years, 29 All-State musicians in the last year and the most athletic state championships of any school in Iowa.  

The Ames Community School District superintendent position isn’t just about a job – it’s about becoming part of a vibrant and close-knit community, nestled in the heart of Iowa. With its small-town charm and big-city amenities, Ames offers a unique blend of contentment and excitement. As a college town, opportunities to engage and get involved abound, whether it’s through cultural events, educational pursuits, or community initiatives. At Ames, you’re not just joining a workplace; you’re becoming a valued member of a community driven by collaboration, growth, and a shared commitment to excellence. 

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Screening will be ongoing and immediate.  Applications are due on or before March 24, 2024 with Board interviews to follow shortly thereafter.

Desired Characteristics

Strategic Plan