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Lee's Summit R-7 School District

The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Board of Education, is seeking a highly qualified and fully certified Superintendent.  The Board wishes to have the successful candidate assume the responsibilities of the position July 1, 2020.

McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., Executive Recruitment and Development has been engaged as the consultant in a search for outstanding candidates. They will assist the Board of Education in identifying and screening the candidates.

Enrollment: 18,000

Location: Kansas City metropolitan area

The Qualifications
The candidate must have the background, skills, and abilities essential for excellence in educational leadership. The board recognizes that selecting a superintendent is one of the most important decisions it will make. The Board developed the following desired characteristics.

  • A successful educational leader who possesses excellent communication skills, is a good listener, keeps the board informed, values two-way communication and is visible in the district and community.
  • A team player who can build positive collaborative relationships with all stakeholders and who develops others through team building.
  • A proven academic leader who has demonstrated success in building innovative, equitable and high-quality educational programs for all students.
  • An experienced administrator who is dedicated to embracing diverse student and community populations.

Search Timeline:

Closing date for applications: November 21, 2019 (11:30 p.m. central time)

  • Board of Education selects finalists to interview: December 19, 2019
  • Interviews with the Board of Education: January 7, 8, 9, 2020
  • Selection of new Superintendent: January 23, 2020
  • Start date: July 1, 2020
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