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Gloversville Enlarged School District Seeking Superintendent

September 12, 2017 | Filed in Job Openings, Top Stories

The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education has commenced a comprehensive search for a Superintendent of Schools. HFM BOCES District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patrick Michel will coordinate the search process.

Strong consideration will be given to candidates who are willing to reside in the district.

Assistant superintendent, superintendent or other central administration experience is required.

About the District

The Gloversville Enlarged School District is a small city district serving approximately 2,700 students in grades preK-12 in five buildings with a 2017-18 budget of $61.5 million.Back of student with graduation cap and gown and hands raised

Located just miles from the border of the Adirondack State Park – the largest protected wilderness in the contiguous United States – the area is a four-season recreational community offering pristine lakes, mountains, fresh air and wildlife. Gloversville is also less than an hour’s drive from the cultural and entertainment centers of Saratoga Springs and the Capital District, with New York City and Boston just a few hours away for easy day trips or excursions.

Once known as the “Glove Making Capital of the World,” Gloversville, together with the surrounding Fulton and Montgomery county area, is working toward an economic revival taking a regional approach to progress. The ongoing revitalization effort in the city’s downtown and the multi-million dollar renovations to the community’s Carnegie library and historic Parkhurst Baseball Field are just a few of the bold initiatives underway in the community.

An investment in the schools is also underway, with the district breaking ground this summer on a $37.8 million capital project. The project will address infrastructure needs throughout the district and enhance physical education and sport facilities at the centrally located middle and high school campus.

Educationally, the district this year began a new era as it shifted from its former five neighborhood elementary schools to a new, hybrid model that includes neighborhood schools and grade-level grouping. This change will allow the district to more effectively use its educational resources to help students be more successful.

Elementary child holding book entitled "Our Cool School"The district is now comprised of five school buildings including two primary schools serving students in grades preK-2 (Kingsborough and Park Terrace) and a grade 3-5 intermediate school (Boulevard). Gloversville Middle School, constructed in 1997, houses students in grades 6-8 while sharing a campus with the adjacent high school.

Gloversville Enlarged School District is dedicated to educating the “whole child” and preparing students for college and careers. The middle and high schools are proud to offer the successful Project Lead the Way pre-engineering program. Gloversville also participates in two career-focused, regional P-TECH schools, and has partnered with other districts through the Tri-County Pathways program to provide enhanced opportunities for students in targeted career programs.

Gloversville is also surrounded by opportunities for higher education, including Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Skidmore College, University at Albany, Union College, The College of St. Rose, Siena College and SUNY Cobleskill all within an hour’s drive or less.

For more information about the district, visit their website at www.gesdk12.org

Board of Education

Robert Curtis, President
Mike Hauser, Vice President
Paula Brown-Weinstock
Kevin Kucel
John Lott
Sharon P. Poling
Jennifer Pomeroy
Vincent Salvione
Robin Walrath

Compensation

The Board of Education is offering a minimum starting salary of $140,000 plus benefits, which can be negotiated up commensurate with the experience of the successful candidate. The superintendent shall serve as chief school officer of the district.

To Apply

The deadline to apply is Oct. 27, 2017. Electronic submissions only. Send completed applications to the Office of the District Superintendent via email to Mrs. Jennifer Winton at jwinton@hfmboces.org (subject line: GESD superintendent search). Or apply through OLAS.  

The following materials must be submitted:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current resumé
  • Completed application (download application here)
  • Transcripts and copies of New York State Certification
  • Confidential Placement File preferred

Timeline

October 27, 2017: Application deadline

Last week of November, 2017: Round One Interviews with Board of Education

TBA: Round Two Interviews (Full-Day)

TBA: New superintendent appointed