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Nominations and Applications for Superintendent

The Worcester School Committee is accepting nominations and applications for the next Superintendent of the Worcester Public Schools. The School Committee is seeking an individual who shares their commitment to putting the interests of students first and ensuring that each child is prepared to be successful. The administration of the school system in all its aspects is delegated to the Superintendent, who carries out administrative functions in accordance with the policies adopted by the School Committee. The execution of all decisions made by the School Committee concerning the internal operation of the school system is delegated to the Superintendent. The Superintendent serves as the executive officer of the school district and the chairperson of the Central Massachusetts Collaborative.

Worcester Public Schools (WPS) serves the city of Worcester, Massachusetts. It is the second-largest district in the state. Approximately 24,000 students attend schools based on geographic boundaries, or several citywide magnet programs, and through in-district choice programs. Students attend schools that are arranged geographically into four district quadrants: Burncoat, Doherty, North, and South. WPS has 45 schools, of which 34 are elementary schools, four are middle schools, two are 7-12 schools, four are comprehensive high schools, and one is a vocational technical school.

Worcester is a community with a history of innovation and progress. Modern-day Worcester is rich in assets, home to leaders in education, healthcare, and technology, with more than 5,000 local businesses, 70 cultural institutions, nine colleges/universities, and the third-largest public-school system in the Commonwealth. Worcester is in the middle of a Renaissance, with diverse restaurants, a new ballpark, and housing. Known as a Gateway City with a strong, forward-looking, philanthropic, and growing global community.

The Worcester School Committee seeks an experienced, educational leader who is a strategic thinker, who will champion the district’s need for education equity, and who has demonstrated a track record of superior educational management. The future success of the community of Worcester rests on the school district; passionate advocacy and accountability is the responsibility of the leader in providing students with the free and equitable public education as is their right

The incoming Superintendent will possess outstanding interpersonal, management, and communication skills, and will lead Worcester’s educators in an assets-based approach to meeting the needs of the district’s diverse learners.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree required
  • Massachusetts superintendent’s license or eligibility thereof is required and,
  • Experience in central administration within an urban district

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree preferred
  • Multi-lingual
  • Teaching experience

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How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC is assisting Worcester Public Schools in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For a full application package, please provide a cover letter, CV, and list of five references. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates, LLC. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin on March 4, 2022 and will continue until an appointment is made.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed to:

Jan Greenwood, Founder, Greenwood/Asher & Associates
Itza Walters, Senior Executive Search Consultant
Jane Drennan, K-12 Education Consultant
42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277
Email: [email protected]
E-mail: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]

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