The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District serves the four Peninsula cities and the unincorporated areas of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Student enrollment is approximately 11,000 students. The school District's reputation for having a high-quality education system attracts many families to this suburban area and its schools. Students attend two early childhood centers, ten elementary schools, three 6-8 intermediate schools, two comprehensive high schools, one continuation school, and one distance learning academy. PVPUSD schools continue to be recognized for outstanding achievement at the local, state and national level. Community and parent volunteers make significant contributions to the public schools. The Peninsula Education Foundation has been successful in raising local funds to meet and supplement classroom needs. Strong PTA programs support and enrich school delivery systems.
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District seeks a Superintendent with a proven ability to:
Understand and support the diverse learning needs of our student population.
Build bridges and consensus among a vast network of stakeholders.
Communicate effectively and adeptly – (e.g. clear, timely, proactive, authentic)
Inspire and grow leadership capacity and a sense of team across the organization.
Develop long-range partnerships and outreach with city officials.
Address facilities and modernization needs.
Pivot as circumstances and issues arise.
Work collaboratively with a five-member Governing Board.
A strong leader with demonstrated success at the senior cabinet level, preferably as a superintendent
Working knowledge of teaching, learning, business, facilities, and human resource functions through central office experience as a superintendent or top-level leader.
An individual who can make a long-term commitment to the District
Site level teaching and principal experience preferred
Masters Degree or higher (Doctorate preferred)
Competitive compensation based on qualifications and experience; a multi-year contract will be considered by the Board
Completed EDJOIN application along with the following uploaded documents:
Minimum of three (maximum of five) current Letters of Recommendation
Response to two essay questions (Not to exceed 300 words per question)
What vital skills/qualifications do you bring to the position that equip you to serve as the next superintendent of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District?
Provide a specific example of how you have built positive and productive relationships with employee associations.
Monday, June 19, 2023 at 5:00 pm (PST)
The Governing Board has retained advisers Dr. Gary Rutherford and Dr. Suzette Lovely from Education Support Services (ESS) to engage in a confidential search to recruit the most qualified candidate for this position. Any contact with individual trustees during the recruitment or selection phase of the search will result in a candidate’s removal from the process. For more information, please contact:
Dr. Gary Rutherford firstname.lastname@example.org 760-578-2096
Education Support Services Group (ESS) provides a comprehensive menu of services for governing boards, superintendents, senior management teams, school districts, and community colleges. ESS offers direct support in leadership development, governance, executive search services, labor relations, human resources management, fiscal services, and facility planning.