Superintendent - School District of Clayton

School District of Clayton

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The School District of Clayton, Clayton, Missouri, Board of Education, is seeking a highly qualified Superintendent.  The Board wishes to have the successful candidate assume the responsibilities of the position July 1, 2021.

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: 2,620

Location: just west of St. Louis

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 proven educational leader with experience in a diverse community, dedicated to academic excellence, research-based instructional practices, innovation and the importance of social and emotional well-being.
  • A transparent educational leader who builds strong relationships, has excellent communication skills and who utilizes a variety of avenues to engage ALL members of the district and community, through an educational equity, anti-bias and anti-racism lens.
  • A leader who values and considers the thoughts and opinions of others, is accessible and visible in the schools and community and always prioritizes decisions based on the best interests of students. 
  • A person who identifies and recruits stellar educators and leaders, develops them into an effective team by creating an atmosphere of ongoing collaboration, professional development and high expectations while articulating their vision and commitment to the strategic plan. 

Search Timeline:

  • Closing date for applications: December 3, 2020
  • Board of Education selects finalists to interview: January 6, 2021
  • Interviews with the Board of Education: January 11-14, 2021
  • Selection of new Superintendent: January 27, 2021
  • Start date: July 1, 2021

Contact information:

            McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C.

            11725 Arbor St., Suite 220

            Omaha, NE 68144



School Website:    

Consultants:   Dr. Judy Sclair-Stein

                        Dr. Jeanette Tendai         

The School District of Clayton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability and, when needed, will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees. Anyone requesting a reasonable accommodation in the application or recruitment process please contact McPherson & Jacobson at the address/phone/email above.

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