MSA Superintendent of the Year

Annually, the Magnet Schools of America (“MSA”) will select a MSA Superintendent of the Year based on superintendent’s: strong leadership skills, particularly in developing and supporting magnet schools/programs; commitment to improving the quality of education in his/her school district through the development and implementation of magnet programs/schools that are of high quality and that have diverse enrollments; commitment to the support of magnets at the local, state and national levels, involvement in education, and ability to build good employee relations among teachers and staff members.


Eligibility

Nominees must have served as Superintendent within the district for at least two years and be an active member of Magnet Schools of America at the time of the nomination.  ALL PREVIOUS WINNERS are NOT eligible for five (5) years after the award. 

District must be a paid member for 2016-2017 by December 1, 2016.  Membership inquiries, please email membership@magnet.edu OR call 202.824.0672.


Nomination 

- School Board members, parents, colleagues, and community members may nominate the Superintendent.
- Superintendents may nominate themselves.
- A letter of nomination from the nominator must be submitted with the online application at the time of submission.
- A signed acknowledgment letter from a current Board of Education member must be submitted with the online application at the time of submission.


Selection Process & Recognition

- The Executive Board of MSA will determine the winner of the Superintendent of the Year Award.
- Magnet Schools of America shall present the Superintendent of the Year Award at the annual National Conference on Magnet Schools.  This years conference will take place April 26-30, 2017 at the Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles.


Application Criteria & Requirements

The MSA will select the superintendent for the Superintendent of the Year based on exhibiting magnet school leadership in his or her magnet schools within the district, state and national level in the following areas:

TEACHING & LEARNING
2 page maximum; double-spaced; one-inch margins; 12pt Times New Roman font
- Student Performance (Evidence including academic data)
- School Improvement  (Evidence including academic data Improvement over at least two years)
- Instructional Management (Evidence that superintendent has strong instructional organizational skills)

ADMINISTRATION & SCHOOL CLIMATE
page maximum; double-spaced; one-inch margins; 12pt Times New Roman font
- Fiscal Management (Evidence that district budget has been handled responsibly)
- Facilities Management (Evidence that the district’s space, organization, and structures are well coordinated)
- Student Management (Evidence that there is a well-structured, secure and efficient program in place to record inquiries from prospective students; handle the admission process enroll new students; handle assessments/exams/academic progress; maintain records of absences and attendance; mapping and development goals; and etc.)
- Personnel Management (Evidence the superintendent optimizes people efficiently, empowering their talent, potential, and ability)

DISTRICT CLIMATE
2 page maximum; double-spaced; one-inch margins; 12pt Times New Roman font
- School Board-Superintendent Relations (Evidence of healthy communication and feedback with the local board of education)
- School-Community Relations (Evidence of healthy communication and feedback with the business/community partners in the district)
- Actively Promoting Magnets  (Evidence the superintendent promotes, supports, and builds sustainability for magnet schools in the district)

HOW HAS THE SUPERINTENDENT SUPPORTED MAGNET SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS IN THEIR DISTRICTS, including describing programs developed and implemented, enrollments, success and outcomes. (No more than 5 paragraphs; double-spaced; one-inch margins; 12pt Times New Roman font)

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:
- A basic resume (no more than 3 pages) should accompany the application along with a photo of the Superintendent. Resume should include education, administrative experiences, professional growth opportunities and dates (i.e., memberships and offices held in professional organizations/associations; professional development activities; publications/articles; leadership positions/roles).
Two letters of recommendation.  Letters from current staff will not be considered. 
- School system information (i.e., enrollment, grades, brief description of school system).

ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE (up to 5 documents):
Documents, media shares, clippings, etc. that support the superintendent’s professional accomplishments. 

 

Submission Deadline – Monday, January 9, 2017

 

 

 

 


For more information contact:

Judy Shen, Director of Operations
Magnet Schools of America
1909 K Street, NW Suite C-140
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202.618.7995
Email: judy.shen@magnet.edu

Membership inquiries, please email membership@magnet.edu OR call 202.824.0672.