• Superintendent Search Feb 2010

    Announcement of Vacancy
    Superintendent of Schools
    Moffat Consolidated
    School District #2
    Moffat, Colorado
    (Saguache County)
    Students shall comprehend fully the ideas and values that are important to our diverse community and to their families and shall use effectively the systems and symbols used to represent those ideas, all at a cost within the revenue limits of the district

    The Community
    The Moffat Consolidated School District #2 is located in the beautiful San Luis Valley of southern Colorado. The communities of Moffat and Crestone are nestled among the Rio Grande National Forest to the north, the Great Sand Dunes National Forest to the north, the Great Sand Dunes National Park to the south, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east and family ranchlands to the west.
    Moffat, historically a cattle ranching community, is home to Moffat School, a PreK-12 “traditional” educational program. The Town of Crestone & the Baca Grande subdivision are served by the District and provide the setting for Crestone Charter School. Residents have relocated to Crestone, originally a mining town, and the Baca, from all over the world, to enjoy the beauty, solitude, recreational activities and spiritual diversity found in the foothills of the Sangres.
    Many faculty and students take advantage of the classes and programs offered at Adams State College and Trinidad State Junior College (Valley Campus), both located in Alamosa, 40 miles south of Moffat. The town of Salida, is about the same distance to the north. Both Alamosa and Salida have regional hospitals and airports.
    The School District
    The district, with approximately 220 students, is the smallest district in Colorado to have a charter school. The Crestone Charter School, located just outside the Town of Crestone, was founded in 1995 and currently enrolls about 75 students, K-12. The Charter School was awarded a BEST grant for construction of a new building which will house the alternative programs at Crestone.
    The district’s students are served by 30 certified teachers, 3 administrators and 20 classified staff. The small size allows for individual student needs to be met through specifically
    tailored learning plans. A low student-to-teacher ratio ensures that students receive individualized attention. 
    The schools have earned state awards for academic excellence and offer comprehensive academic and vocational educational programs, including college prep courses, on-line classes and concurrent enrollment with local colleges. A full array of music and visual and performing arts are available to students of all ages through full-time staff and professional mentorships. The latest technology, with high speed on-line services via school networks, remote learning and technology is available.
    Application Deadline               March 15, 2010          
    Interview                                 Week of April 12th
    Date of Employment               No later than July 1, 2010
    Note: In order to be considered a candidate for this position, all original application materials must be received at the District Office by March 15, 2010 by 4:30 p.m. All application materials received after this date/time will not be considered. Faxed and E-mailed materials WILL NOT be accepted.
    Financial Information
    Assessed Valuation                           $          25,233,771
    2008-2009 Per Pupil Expenditure        $                 14,172
    General Fund (10, 11 & 19)                $          4,076,602
     Capital Reserve                                 $              230,971
    Total Appropriation                             $           5,055,743

    ØStudent focused
    ØStrong leadership and organizational skills
    ØGood people skills: communication, listening, collaboration, mediation
    ØPolitically astute with ability to make tough decisions
    ØStrong budget and finance skills
    ØSupports educational choice
    ØBrings creativity to the challenges of a small rural district
    Information regarding licensing can be obtained from the Colorado Department of Education, (303) 866-6628
    Application Process
    An application must include:
    1. A completed and signed Applicant Summary 
    2. A current professional resume 
    3. Transcripts, placement papers and/or credentials requested by you from college or university placement center ( photo copies are acceptable) 
    4. Three recent (dated within the past two years) letters of recommendation 
    5. Answers to the following four questions, citing examples of past experiences, no longer than two typewritten pages each:
    a.Moffat is a small school district with many students attending a charter school. How do you develop a relationship between the district and the Charter school to serve the needs of all students?
    b.What strategies would you employ to effectively develop a budget with limited funds to meet the district’s growing needs?
    c.In an area composed of two distinct communities with many individuals with strong opinions, differing values and educational backgrounds, how do you create a common vision for the school district?
    d.As superintendent, how would you lead to prepare students to be competitive in the world outside of the Moffat-Crestone communities?
    The board of education is offering a minimum salary of $75,000 negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Family medical insurance (health, dental, vision) and use of district vehicle is also offered.
    All materials will be accepted and treated confidentially. When an applicant becomes a finalist, all records will become available for public inspection with the exception of letters of reference and medical, psychological and sociological data.
    Applicants should not make direct contact with members of the board or administrative staff.
    Moffat Consolidated School District #2 is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, religion, gender, handicap/disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.
    Faxed and E-mailed materials WILL NOT be accepted
    For an application packet visit the District website at www.moffat.csd.schoolfusion.us
    Address all application materials:
    Moffat Consolidated School District #2
    Superintendent Search
    P. O. Box 428
    Moffat, CO   81143
    Phone: 719/256-4710
    District Website: moffat.csd.schoolfusion.us