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RECRUITMENT MARKETPLACE TO ADVERTISE (888) 329-2373 SUPERINTENDENT Deputy Superintendent of Schools Greece Central School District The Greece Central School District, the ninth largest suburban school district in New York, is seeking a dynamic, experienced individual to serve as the senior strategic partner working under the direction of the Superintendent. The ideal candidate must possess a proven record of achievement at the cabinet level and experience in human resources, technology, communication, accountability and/or finance. Minimum qualifications include a Master's Degree, extensive experience in school leadership and New York State administrative certification. Interested applicants should submit a complete application with résumé and letter of intent. All applications must be submitted online by April 17 at POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Educ-Deputy State Superintendent (Chief Information Officer) (NON-STATE SERVICE) MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Hinds County Salary Range: $128,033.60 - $224,058.80 (Salary Commensurate with Experience) The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is currently seeking an Educ-Deputy State Superintendent to function as a Chief Information Officer (CIO) in the Office of Technology and Strategic Services. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, results oriented, technology leader with an exceptional background to lead our Office of Technology and Strategic Services. Candidates with proven strategic leadership ability and a record of accomplishment in either public or private sector organizations are encouraged to apply. As the CIO, the ideal candidate will: * Work as a member of the State Superintendent of Education's Executive Cabinet to bring about positive outcomes for the students and staff of Mississippi Public Schools * Have a proven track record of providing leadership, management, and innovation in the effective use of technology and data in complex environments * Have an understanding of current legislative, ideological, and technological issues facing K-12 leaders and be able to work in a highly collaborative manner with MDE Leadership to implement high quality solutions for Mississippi school districts * Foster a strong culture of respect and communication * Create and maintain a positive work environment in which all employees are actively engaged and motivated to perform their best work The Consolidated School District of Aiken County DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT Aiken, South Carolina QUALIFICATIONS Meets or qualifies under all minimum certification requirements set forth by the South Carolina Department of Education for a Superintendent's Certificate; Earned doctorate preferred - At least five years' experience in educational administration with two of those years at the District level. * Dynamic, forward-focused leadership * Visionary, academic leader with strong skills who leads by example * Innovative/creative with district-wide vision * Inclusive leader who works well with the community, its people and resources; customer focused * Genuinely compassionate and concerned for the development of all children * Excellent communications skills SALARY Salary and benefits are negotiable THE DISTRICT 25,000+ students; grades Pre-K-12; forty school campuses; a District office; an operations center; and three charter schools. current budget $246,246,372; approximately 3,200 full-time employees; FOR APPLICATION and information, contact: Superintendent Search Committee P. O. Box 2790 Aiken, SC 29802 Online: OR: See District website link at to download application online. Completed applications must be mailed to the above post office or email address and be postmarked no later than April 30, 2015. All inquiries and application materials will be treated confidentially. For additional information, generally, or concerning confidentiality, see application document or contact *Responses will be directly from our facilitating consulting group. Aiken County Public School District, as an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate on the basis of Race, Religion, National Origin, Sex, and Age, or Disability. Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be provided consistent with the requirements of section 504 and ADA. * Have strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills * Provide strategic direction and leadership to the staff of the Office of Technology and Strategic Services * Develop and implement the Office of Technology and Strategic Services' Technology Plan as part of the Superintendent's Strategic Plan * Manage the MDE technical infrastructure, including LAN/WAN and telecommunications, email and directory services, and systems management and security * Manage and enhance core data collection and reporting systems and processes including the Mississippi Student Information System, the MDE Data Warehouse, and the state accountability system to provide more streamlined information and application services to the school districts and to internal program offices * Coordinate and submit all federally mandated EDFacts school and student performance data to the US Department of Education * Provide leadership to the Data Governance steering committee to achieve the most effective and impactful use of information and technology * Act as the MDE liaison with the Mississippi Information Technology Services agency for all technology related projects and systems hosting agreements * Partner with districts on the development and alignment of their strategic technology plans * Participate in multi-agency initiatives pertaining to technology and data * Represent the State Superintendent of Education on information technology matters The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) provides resources and technical support to Mississippi's public school system. The MDE seeks to create a world-class educational system that gives students the knowledge and skills to be successful in college and in the workforce and to flourish as parents and citizens. This agency, which is located in Jackson, MS, serves 82 counties with more than 1200 schools and 490,000 students. Special Qualifications/ Preferred Candidate will: * Have experience in K-12 strategic planning and leadership at the district (LEA) or state (SEA) levels * Be familiar with CoSN's Framework of Essential Skills of the K-12 CTO or attainment of the Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) certification * Have knowledge of information technology service management principals or attainment of Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certification * Have knowledge of program and project Management principals, or attainment of the Project Management Professional (PMP) or Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification * Have knowledge of complex contract negotiation procedures and issues for the procurement of hardware, software and professional services * Have a Chief Information Officer (CIO) Certification from and accredited university or the CIO Council Experience/Educational Requirements: A Master's Degree from an accredited four year college or university in education, school administration, or a closely related field, and eight (8) years of employment in work related to the above described duties, five (5) years of which must have included line or functional supervision. Applicants for the position must apply online at (Inquiries may be made to Dr. John Q. Porter, Interim CIO, at 601-359-3487.) Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by phone. 28 | EDUCATION WEEK | April 1, 2015 |

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Education Week - April 1, 2015

K-12 Law’s Legacy Blend of Idealism, Policy Tensions
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Virtual Spec. Ed. Is Evolving Option
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Report Roundup
New Studies Affirm Impact of Board-Certified Teachers
Blogs of the Week
Honored Educator Decries Current Climate for Teaching
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Education Week - April 1, 2015