Deputy Superintendent-Academics, The School District of Springfield R-12

The School District of Springfield R-12

Deputy Superintendent - Academics

Job Title:  Deputy Superintendent - Academics

Reports to:  Superintendent

Work Schedule/FLSA Status:  Exempt, per contract agreement

Social Security Contribution:  Ineligible

Salary:  $160,000-$200,000

Purpose Statement

The Springfield, Missouri Public School District is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Deputy Superintendent - Academics.  The Springfield School District is Missouri’s largest public school district and has built a reputation of academic excellence based on the outstanding performance of our students and schools. About 25,000 students attend 36 elementary schools, an intermediate school, 9 middle schools, 5 high schools, and a variety of alternative education and choice programs.


The Deputy Superintendent - Academics is responsible for supporting the execution of the district’s vision and direction for improving instructional quality for all students by developing engaging learning experiences for all students. Lead the aligned integration of the district’s curriculum and instruction, assessment, professional learning, and language and cultural services teams with the goal of developing powerful and engaging experiences for all students. Support schools by developing instructional programs designed to improve achievement and ensuring high quality instructional tools and systems are available to teachers and school leaders. 



  • Master’s degree in job-related area, required;
  • Doctorate degree in job-related area, preferred. 

Five years’ of recent and relevant school leadership experience within a specialized field with increasing levels of responsibility is required, with proven experience leading effective teams, individuals, managing organizational change and initiating key innovations.

Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Background clearance, the results of which must be satisfactory to the District, required

Certificates and Licenses

  • Educator Certification as required by the MO Department of Education, required. 
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