Superintendent – Glen Ellyn, IL

January 10, 2023
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Job Description

Open until Filled

Community Consolidated School District 89 is a student-centered district with an experienced staff and supportive community. CCSD 89 serves more than 2,200 students in preschool through eighth grade. The district includes four elementary schools and one middle school; most graduates go on to attend Glenbard South High School. Students live in west suburban Glen Ellyn, Lombard, and Wheaton.

CCSD 89 has amazing students who are eager to learn, excited to connect, and motivated to get involved. They draw strength from the diversity of their classmates who share insights about different cultures and backgrounds. The students learn in technology-rich classrooms where caring staff members are committed to ensuring that every single student is empowered to recognize and optimize their full potential.

The district has a tradition of academic excellence; students regularly have some of the top state and national scores in math and reading. The district supports, and is committed to, a whole-child approach that develops each student’s academic and social-emotional well-being. The district offers a full range of academic and emotional supports, including a Challenge program for advanced learners, interventionists to provide additional support for students with specific learning needs, and instructional coaches who work with students and teachers to optimize learning. The district’s family-engagement liaisons, psychologists, and social workers build connections between school and home.

CCSD 89 families’ deep commitment to education is evident. Extracurricular events are well attended. Parents frequently volunteer at and donate funds to their schools. The community has shown their strong support for the district by approving both a tax-rate and bond referendum in the past five years. The tax-rate referendum will allow the district to maintain programming with strong fund balances for the next 8-10 years. The recent bond referendum will allow the district to make infrastructure and safety repairs at all five buildings over the next two summers.

The district is guided by a strategic plan that was developed with input from students, staff, families, and community members. The district strives to make data-driven decisions that lead students toward responsibility for their academic achievement and social-emotional growth.

The successful candidate needs to have a proven track record preferred in a Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade district and is a responsive and successful leader. The candidate must be an effective communicator; and have a deep understanding of best practices utilizing research and data to bridge student achievement gaps.

Associates:
janewesterhold@hyasearch.com 
kenarndt@hyasearch.com 

You must include the following in your application:

  • Full resume
  • Cover letter stating why you are seeking the job and why you will be an excellent fit for the organization
  • Full contact information for three references who can be immediately contacted
  • A written response (two page maximum) to the following prompt:
    “Describe how your leadership has empowered students to grow as engaged learners and responsible citizens. Please be specific about indicators and consider the full array of students you serve.”

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