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Eligibility Requirements

  • Master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution with a Doctorate preferred
  • Minimum of ten years of executive administrative and supervisory experience in a school district with at least 25,000 students or in a comparatively sized government/business organization
  • Background check as mandated by Florida Statute 1012.315

Contract Terms

The position start date is no later than June 1, 2021. The Board is prepared to offer, at minimum, a three-year contract with salary range of $165,000 - $195,000, plus competitive benefits.

Application Process & Deadline

The Application deadline of November 13, 2020 has passed. For information on the application requirements, please visit the Applicants page.


Finalists selected for interview must be available to participate in the interview process during the month of February 2021. 

Important Notice

All resumes, applications, and other materials submitted for this position are subject to the Florida Public Records Act and “Government in the Sunshine” provisions of Florida law. The name of applicants and materials submitted by each applicant cannot be held in confidence and are open to the public. Interviews of applicants who are selected as finalist by the School Board will be open to the public.

Contact Information

Mark Russi Director, Employee and Governmental Relations / Personnel Services
Seminole County Public Schools
400 East Lake Mary Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773

Phone: 407.320.0317
Fax: 407.320.0284

Leadership Qualities

  • Inspires trust, has high levels of self-confidence and optimism. Models high standards of integrity and personal performance.
  • Displays strong commitment to a “student first” philosophy in all decisions.
  • Demonstrate commitment to ensure equity for all students.
  • Displays sensitivity to the needs of our culturally diverse communities, students, and workforce.
  • Possesses a strong belief in, and has the ability to develop mutually beneficial relationships with the business community.
  • Promotes sound fiscal practices and management of district resources, including appropriate participation of others in planning and decision-making.
  • Possesses the proven ability to enhance student performance, especially in identifying and closing or narrowing the gaps in student achievement.
  • Eager to lead a high-achieving and premier national school district, familiar with the latest research on educational leadership, student achievement and school effectiveness, and possesses the vision and energy to manage a complex organization..

Our District

alt textSeminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is committed to providing students with an impressive array of learning options that remain focused on preparing our students for college and/or careers in the new innovative economy.

  • SCPS continues to be an “A”-rated and academically high performing school district, as designated by the Florida Department of Education.
  • SCPS ranked #1 overall on the 2019 FSA out of the 17-largest districts and #1 out of all Central Florida districts.
  • SCPS Grad Rate for 2018-2019 was 92.8%. That’s 5.9% above the State Average.
  • SCPS SAT scores have been above the state average for 42-consecutive years.
  • SCPS is ranked #1 in the state in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math).
  • SCPS named 4th best school district in Florida by for 2020.
  • SCPS 2019 Graduating Seniors earned more than $58 million in scholarships and earned more than 3,800 industry certifications.
  • 14,769 AP Exams were given during the 2019- 2020 school year with a 66% pass rate.

District Facts

  • Seminole County – “Florida’s Natural Choice” – is located 20 miles north of Orlando, Florida
  • 12th largest school district in Florida with a land size ranking of 4th smallest
  • Median household income is $68,725 +/- $1,570 • Median age of residents is 38.3
  • 69 Public Schools including Charter Schools, Magnet Schools, and Alternative Education
  • 67,000 K-12 students
    • 48% White
    • 28% Hispanic
    • 14% Black or African American
    • 5% Asian
    • 5% Multiracial
  • 49.5% of students receive free/reduced lunches
  • Budget of $554 million
  • 9,328 employees
  • 28,692 Dividend - School Volunteers
  • 905 Business Partners


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