Superintendent – Ann Arbor, MI

December 30, 2023
Application ends: February 26, 2024
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Job Description

The Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) is seeking a superintendent beginning on July 1, 2024, with a base salary range expected to be $ 240,000 to $305,000 (based on experience); other benefits to be negotiated.

The AAPS Community values a quality education for every child. AAPS students perform at academically high levels, are taught by high-performing teachers, enjoy quality programs, and are supported by engaged parents and community. As stewards of 35 buildings, AAPS houses more than 17,000 children and 2,400 staff and is responsible to provide, restore and prepare schools for its future generations. AAPS annual operating budget is $312,000,000.

The city of Ann Arbor has a population of approximately 125,000 and is the seat of government of Washtenaw County. Ann Arbor is the principal city of the Ann Arbor Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Washtenaw County. Ann Arbor is also included in the Greater Detroit Combined Statistical Area and the Great Lakes megalopolis, the most populated and largest megalopolis in North America.

Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan. The university significantly shapes Ann Arbor’s economy as it employs about 30,000 workers, including about 12,000 in its medical center. The city’s economy is also centered on high technology, with several companies drawn to the area by the university’s research and development infrastructure.

As an international city, Ann Arbor serves students from all backgrounds, with families speaking over 95 languages. AAPS is proud to serve families from around the world with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds; all of these students and families enrich our community. In AAPS, we believe our diversity is our strength; we know we are a stronger community as we honor, embrace, and celebrate our diversity, continually create a culture of belonging for all, and value the connections that unite us as an inclusive Ann Arbor community.

In AAPS, we provide access, opportunity, and excellence in educational experiences, continuing work to remove barriers to learning and high achievement for those most vulnerable in our school community. Academic excellence is maintained while eliminating the predictability of lower achievement.  The AAPS team continues to set high expectations for student achievement and to prepare students for success upon graduation.

AAPS prides itself in diverse program opportunities for students including A2STEAM at Northside K-8 School; the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum offered preschool through 12th grades at Mitchell Elementary, Scarlett Middle and Huron High Schools and soon-to-come Bryant-Pattengill Elementary Schools; and world-class visual and performing arts featured across all levels and campuses; an infusion of World Language, including Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, German, French, Latin and American Sign Language.  AAPS is a nationally recognized Project Lead the Way Distinguished District with implementation K-12 across all schools, making it the only district in the State of Michigan to receive this honor.

It is an exciting time in AAPS following the passage of a $1 billion Capital Bond in November 2019, the largest Michigan school bond passed in 25 years, which will enable the progress of a generational renewal of infrastructure across its schools/locations.

Visit the AAPS Website for more information:  Ann Arbor Public Schools Website

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree plus administrative certification (eligibility) required
  • Central Office and/or building administrative experience preferred
  • Previous superintendent experience preferred
  • K-12 classroom teaching experience preferred

PLEASE INCLUDE IN YOUR FRONTLINE APPLICATION:

  1. Cover letter (stating interest and unique qualifications for the position) – be sure to save the name of the district in the document title
  2. Full resume/vitae
  3. Three current letters of recommendation
  4. Copy of Superintendent license (regardless of state) or evidence of eligibility for Superintendent license
  5. Contact information of three additional references different than the reference letters

 

Search Timeline – All Application Materials Due By: February 26, 2024
Early February HYA to present the Leadership Profile Report to the Board
March 6 HYA to present the slate of candidates to the Board
March 16 Board first round interviews
Week of March 18 Finalists Day in the District
and formal interviews with teachers/staff, parents/community members
March 18 to April 26 Board to conduct site visits
April 3 Board conducts final interviews
Late April Superintendent’s hiring approved/announced
July 1, 2024 Superintendent contract formally begins

 

For questions regarding the Ann Arbor Public Schools Superintendent search contact:
Mike Richie, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates Email: mikerichie@hyasearch.com
Sarena Shivers, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates Email: sarenashivers@hyasearch.com
Scott Winch,  Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates Email: scottwinch@hyasearch.com

 


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