Superintendent of Schools - North Mercer Co. R-III

North Mercer Co. R-III School District

The Missouri Association of Rural Education has been retained by the North Mercer Co. R-III Board of Education to conduct a search for their next Superintendent of Schools.  North Mercer Co. R-III School District is located in Mercer County (Mercer) in Northwest Missouri.

School District Information:

  • Elementary Schools - (PK-06)
    Certified Staff – 11
    Student Enrollment – 82
  • High School (07-12)
    Certified Staff - 12
    Student Enrollment - 61
  • Annual Operating Budget – $ 3,041,017.00
  • Total Tax Levy - $4.9296
  • Assessed Valuation - $20,519,453.00
  • Reserve Balances – 54.37%
  • Administrators – 2
  • Support Staff – 17
  • MSIP:  Fully Accredited
  • District Operated Transportation
  • District Operated Food Service
  • Other Programs:
    • Parents as Teachers Program
    • MSIP 6 Review – Conducted during 2022-2023 school year
    • FFA, AG, FBLA
    • A+ Program/Dual Credit with NCMC
    • 21st Century Grant – Before & After School Program
    • Kauffman Scholarship Program
    • North Central Career Center

Application Time Line:

  • Applications must be received by – Friday, October 21st
  • Screening to begin – Ongoing during the application period
  • Interviews Tentative Date – Week of November 1-4, 2022
  • Anticipated Hire Date – Not later than Friday, November 11th
  • Contract Begins – July 1, 2023

Salary/Benefits Information:

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Salary Range:  $85,000-$95,000.
  • Administrative experience required/ Central Office administrative experience preferred.
  • Missouri Superintendent’s Certificate or eligibility thereof required
  • Board paid health insurance benefits.
  • Initial multi-year contract will be considered
  • District residency is not required.

Application Guidelines:

  • Submit a completed application form and current resume with three letters of reference.
  • Include a cover letter directed to the North Mercer Co. R-III Board of Education – Describe reasons for interest in the position and provide a record of significant accomplishments over the past five years.
  • Provide evidence of Missouri Superintendent Certificate (copy of certificate).
  • Provide transcripts and current placement papers or credentials.
  • Include any other supporting documents that would enhance the application file.
  • Please note that the Selected finalist will provide a copy of his/her most recent background check prior to official employment.

Application Procedure:

  • Download application for North Mercer Co. R-III on MARE website (
  • Forward application (Email and hard copy!) and support materials to:
    • North Mercer Co. R-III Superintendent Search
    • Attn:  Dr. Paul Ricker, Search Consultant
    • 1889 Bittersweet Road
    • Lake Ozark, Missouri 65049
  • Other Contact Information:

North Mercer Co. R-III is an equal opportunity employer.  Refer to announcement for contact information.  Applicants are asked to NOT make direct contact with the board of education members. Initial applications will be kept confidential, however, all applications, letters of reference, resumes, transcripts, credentials, etc. for the purpose of this application process will, upon receipt, become the sole property of the North Mercer Co. R-III Board of Education, and shall remain their property indefinitely.

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