Superintendent - Freeport (NY) Public Schools

Job Description

The City

Nestled along the picturesque shores of Long Island, the Village of Freeport beckons with its unique charm and vibrant energy. A dynamic hamlet only about 30 miles from Times Square, historic allure meets modern convenience, offering a delightful blend of coastal living and urban amenities nearby. Stroll along the scenic Nautical Mile, where lively restaurants and boutiques line the waterfront, inviting you to indulge in a host of local treasures. Freeport has emerged as an attractive suburb in Nassau county with a tapestry of cultural diversity. Add to that some of the country's best colleges and universities in the area, Freeport is clearly a great place to raise a family, work and learn.

The District

Freeport Public Schools is a network of 8 schools and serves as a vibrant hub of learning nestled within the heart of Freeport. There is an unmatched commitment to fostering academic, social, and personal growth where students are empowered with a rich curriculum tailored to inspire a lifelong love of learning. From innovative STEM initiatives to comprehensive arts and athletics programs and magnet school designs, we provide diverse opportunities for students to excel. In the 2022-23 school year, the city's diverse 6,342 student population has the makeup of 71% Hispanic or Latino, 21% Black or African-American, 4% White and 4% of other races. With passionate educators dedicated to nurturing individual talents and interests, students are prepared for success in a rapidly evolving world. Freeport Public Schools is a place where every student is encouraged to dream, discover, and realize their full potential.

The Position

After a canvass of the opinions, reflections and suggestions of the Village of Freeport community, the Board of Education has constructed the profile of an individual they seek to fill the position of superintendent of schools. The Freeport Board of Education is seeking a progressive, charismatic executive leader who has demonstrated:

  • a commitment to working collaboratively with diverse populations;

  • leadership experience in a suburban school district comparable or larger than FPS;

  • sound fiscal responsibility of district funds;

  • a commitment to safety in schools and full-service school initiatives;

  • a solid working relationship with teachers and district employees;

  • leadership with regards to partnerships with universities, education foundations and community organizations;

  • a commitment to eradicating institutional racism, implementing culturally relevant pedagogy and restorative practice;

  • a commitment to student leadership development and listening to student voices;

  • a commitment to equity and excellence in public schools;

  • and a proven record of engaging parents, families and communities to partner with schools and district programming.

The successful candidate will have:

  • New York State Education Department School District Leader (SDL) Licensure or documentation of eligibility;

  • experience as a classroom teacher;

  • experience as a school building principal and district-level leader;

  • a doctoral degree in education leadership or education discipline;

  • a priority for working with the school board and engaging the community in new and innovative programs and projects;

  • a strategic problem-solving outlook on issues unique to Freeport Public Schools;

  • a demonstrable record of sound fiscal practice;

  • and a priority for working with union leadership to encourage a joint vision for all members and employees.

Candidates will be required to provide a total of five (5) references, including at least one supervisor, one community member and one former student. References will not be contacted unless the candidate is selected as a finalist. The successful candidate must submit all criminal background checks and employment background information required by the New York Public School Code and the New York State Education Department.

Candidates must submit three (3) letters of reference with the initial application. Letters are expected to address the candidate’s leadership and personal qualities, ability to bridge gaps between individuals and professional demeanor.

This search will be held in the strictest confidence allowed under New York State Law. All applications and inquiries are subject to review by all members of the Freeport Board of Education and Perkins Consulting Group, LLC. Applicants and Inquiries will not be made public except under conditions provided under the law.

If you are an applicant from out of state and do not currently possess a New York School District Leader license, you will need to provide documentation of eligibility from the New York State Education Department. Licensure is not needed for the application, but must be acquired before a contract for employment can be issued. Additional information is available on the NY State Education Department website. Assistance may be acquired by calling their support line at (518) 474-3852.

Deadline: Application Review until May 3, 2024

Interviews: May 2024

Selection Announcement: TBD

Position Start Date: TBD

Salary: Negotiable and commensurate with experience

All inquiries regarding the position should be directed to:

Dr. Brian K. Perkins, Principal Consultant

Perkins Consulting Group, LLC

5105 Citrus Boulevard, #304

New Orleans, LA 70123

203.764.2366 ext. 101


Type: Full-time
Expires: 05/03/2024

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Perkins Consulting Group, LLC

Perkins Consulting Group is a full-service educational consulting firm. We represent and provide counsel to school boards as they search for executive school district leadership in urban, suburban and rural environments.

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