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Mayfield Superintendent Search

An invitation to apply for the position of Superintendent of Schools

Pictured is the front of the Mayfield Central School Jr/Sr High School building.

The Mayfield Central School District Board of Education has launched a comprehensive search for an experienced, compassionate leader who is ready to immerse themselves in all aspects of the district and Mayfield community to serve as its next Superintendent of Schools.

The successful candidate must be effective at communicating with clarity and purpose and possess the ability to foster and maintain relationships with all stakeholders. The candidate should also be visible and present in our schools and the greater Mayfield community and someone who understands the value, strengths, and traditions of small-town living. The individual will work with the Board of Education and stakeholders to create and execute a collaborative vision for the district.

About the district
About the community
Qualifications
Mayfield Budget

About the Mayfield Central School District

The Mayfield Central School District serves approximately 850 students in the towns of Mayfield, Northampton, Johnstown and Broadalbin in Fulton County, on the southern border of the Adirondack Park.

Mayfield serves students in grades Pre-K through 6 at Mayfield Elementary School, located on North Main Street in the village. Students in grades 7-12 attend Mayfield Jr/Sr High School on School Street. The School Street building also houses the district office.

At Mayfield Elementary School, the comprehensive academic program builds students’ confidence in themselves as learners, instills a love of learning and a desire to learn. Students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to communicate effectively, understand the world around them and participate effectively in society.

Mayfield Jr/Sr High School provides a comprehensive and challenging program that ensures that students will be successful in advanced educational studies, the workforce or other post-graduate plans. High school and college-level courses provide students with many opportunities to develop and hone their skills, attitudes, and knowledge.

“All students can learn” has been more than a mission statement. It has been a call to action for students, parents, administrators, teachers and everyone associated with the school district. Mayfield teachers are committed to and knowledgeable in their disciplines, believe in their students and are dedicated to their students’ success.

The Mayfield Central School District is also rich in tradition as evidenced by many different events that take place each school year. Typically held in March, The MTA Games pits staff and students against one another through friendly competition to help raise money for student scholarships. It’s not unusual to see the Jr/Sr High School gymnasium packed with spectators for the games, a true testament to the tight-knit community of Mayfield. During the winter months, students in good academic standing are given the green light to ride their snowmobiles to school!

Students are also active participants in community service projects throughout Mayfield. Events include leaf raking at The Rice Homestead, Soles for Souls, and the annual blood drive to name a few.

The district offers a multitude of electives and distance learning opportunities for students to choose from, with some earning a semester or more of college credit upon graduation. Beyond the classroom, there are a number of clubs and after school programs to participate in. Mayfield also offers a robust athletics program and exceptional music and arts programs, all of which receive strong support from the community.

The Community

Tucked just inside the southern border of the Adirondack State Park on the Fulton County side of the Great Sacandaga Lake, the Mayfield Central School District is home to a dynamic community that is supportive of its schools.

The natural beauty and four-season recreational opportunities of the Adirondack Mountains are all readily accessible. Marinas, beaches, camping and hiking opportunities are all available on the shores of the Great Sacandaga Lake. Outdoor enthusiasts can also enjoy the Holland Meadows Golf Course, Mayfield Yacht Club and Southern Adirondack Snowmobile Club.

Mayfield is surrounded by opportunities for higher learning — SUNY Fulton-Montgomery Community College, SUNY Albany, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY IT, SUNY Oneonta, Union College, Siena College — and lies within close proximity to the developing nanoscale industry-rich region known as Tech Valley.

The school district is neighbored by two small cities – Gloversville and Johnstown – and is less than an hour’s drive from the cultural and entertainment centers of Saratoga Springs and the state capital of Albany.

To learn more about the district, visit www.mayfieldk12.com

Qualifications

The Superintendent of Schools will be an experienced, compassionate, and collaborative leader who understands the value and strengths of small-town living and will work with the Board of Education and district stakeholders to move the district forward, and who:

  • Is an effective and proactive communicator.
  • Possesses the ability to foster and maintain relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Can lead with clarity and purpose.
  • Will be visible, present, and ready to immerse themselves in all aspects of the district and community.
  • Keeps the best interests of the students at the center of their decision making; maintains a student-centered learning environment.
  • Understands and is supportive of Mayfield traditions, and has the vision to help restore Panther Pride and school spirit.
  • Will treat teachers and staff in a professional manner and ensure they feel valued.
  • Will work to elevate staff morale within our buildings.
  • Is charismatic, outgoing, and readily available.
  • Is supportive of teachers, staff, and students.
  • Is a certified administrator with a proven record of leadership and oversight.

2023-2024 budget information

On May 16, 2023, Mayfield Central School District voters approved the district’s $21,170,058 budget proposal for the 2023-24 school year, elected one board of education member and approved bus purchases, grounds maintenance equipment, and bus garage upgrades.

Because Mayfield proposed a budget below the state’s allowable limit for increasing its tax levy, the budget required a simple majority vote for authorization.

The ballot also asked residents to vote on three other propositions. The first, which would allow the district to purchase two (2) 66-passenger buses for approximately $312,000 to be paid from the Bus Purchase Reserve Fund. The second, which allows for the purchase of a Ventrac combination tractor/mower/snow blower for use in grounds maintenance for approximately $53,000 to be paid from the Capital Reserve Fund. Third, refurbishment of an existing bus wash station at the district’s bus garage for approximately $34,000 to be paid from the Capital Reserve Fund. All propositions passed handily.

To learn more, visit the district’s budget webpage

 

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