The San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD) Governing Board is seeking a forward-thinking leader to serve as the District’s next Superintendent. Located in north San Diego County, SMUSD serves 21,000 TK-12 students who are challenged, inspired, and poised to excel. The District’s boundaries encompass the City of San Marcos, parts of Eastern Carlsbad, and small portions of Escondido and Vista. Despite enrollment doubling in size since the mid-1990’s, SMUSD maintains a strong sense of caring and connectedness where family and community are valued and prioritized.
San Marcos Unified School District seeks a Superintendent with a proven track record of distinction. Successful candidates must possess the ability to:
Set a clear vision/direction for the organization
Create unity and cohesion among internal and external stakeholders
Build trust, transparency and stability
Address equity gaps that impact learning
Ensure the long-term fiscal health of the District
Collaborate effectively with employee associations
Think beyond educational boundaries to connect with the community
Work effectively with the Governing Board
A seasoned educational leader with demonstrated success at the senior Cabinet level
Working knowledge/foundation of instruction, business, and human resource functions
An individual who can make a long-term commitment to the District
Principal experience preferred
Completed application at https://www.edjoin.org
The following documents must be uploaded and accompany the application:
Minimum of three (maximum of five) current Letters of Recommendation
Response to three essay questions (Not to exceed 200 words per question)
What vital skills/qualifications do you bring to the position that equips you to serve as SMUSD’s next Superintendent?
Describe an initiative or program you have led that resulted in positive changes in student performance for underserved learners.
Provide a specific example of how you have helped a team heal, recover from trauma, or repair damaged relationships.
Friday, February 26, 2021 at 5:00 pm (PST)
The Governing Board has retained advisors Dr. Suzette Lovely and Ms. Beverly Hempstead from Education Support Services (ESS) to engage in a confidential search to recruit the most highly qualified candidate for this position. Any contact with individual Board members during the recruitment or selection phase of the search will result in a candidate’s removal from the process. For more information, please contact: