Under the Direction of the Charter School Authority Board, the Charter School Superintendent exercises independent judgment and initiative while complying with City, state and federal statutes, codes, ordinances, and regulations. The incumbent will report to the Board and have the right to participate in all discussions of the Board, but will not be a voting member. The Charter School Superintendent will be the most senior employee of the Charter School Authority. Direct reports to the Charter School Superintendent include school principals and others, as deemed in the best interest of the school system.
The Charter School Superintendent exercises all powers and performs all duties as required to initiate and maintain the highest standards of operation for the Charter School System. The Charter School Superintendent recommends the establishment, organization, and operation of such schools, classes, and services as are needed to provide adequate educational opportunities for all children in the Charter School System. The Charter School Superintendent is responsible for directing the work of the personnel of the Cape Coral Charter Schools.
The Charter School Superintendent shall prepare an annual budget to be submitted to the Board for adoption and, when adopted, submit such budget by the required dates to the appropriate agencies or authorities as required. The Charter School Superintendent shall cooperate with federal, state, county, and municipal agencies in the enforcement of laws and rules pertaining to all matters relating to education and child welfare.
A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Education, Public Administration, Finance, Business or a related field.
Increasingly responsible professional management experience in an educational institution setting.
Possess a valid state driver's license and obtain a valid Florida driver's license within thirty (30) days of hire or promotion.
Must hold Educational Leadership Certification
A PhD in Education from an accredited college or university.
What makes us different than other Charter schools?
We are a Municipal Charter School system. Charter schools-in-a-municipality are sponsored by local school districts in partnership with a municipality. In our case we are part of the City of Cape Coral. No other single action taken by a City can improve property values as much as successful Municipal Charter schools. Municipalities with their ...own Municipal Charter School(s) typically have higher property values then surrounding communities. The ability for a City to control its own destiny is the basic principle of home rule.
We believe that everyone can succeed and reach their dreams and personal visions.
Our schools offer a beautiful and safe environment that inspires learning, but we also know that we need the support of our entire community. Our students need loving parents who nourish them and send them to school ready to learn, who value education and help them with their schoolwork. In the spirit of cooperation, our schools welcome parents and families to actively become involved in school programs and activities, and require families to volunteer and partner to assist our mission.
Our teachers are caring, qualified, and committed to excellence in classroom instruction. They establish and honor positive relationships with their students. Our administrators lead with student achievement and student welfare at the heart of each decision they make. Our support staff all work hand-in-hand to meet the needs of each student, and ensure success for all.
While academic success and superior test scores are critical to our schools, our vision embraces much more: our schools are places where children are happy and excited to learn; our curriculum and teachers challenge students to not only think critically, but to use common sense in their lives; our students learn values, and value service to others; our students feel free to imagine, to create, and to shape their interests and talents for future careers.
We may not see the results of our efforts to provide outstanding opportunities for our students, but the world will know their service, and witness their accomplishments.
Our schools will be a community – nurturing system that will optimize learning through teaching and parental involvement. To that end, partnerships will be established:
Between the classroom teacher and the students that model the qualities of good character, and allow collaboration throughout the learning process to achieve academic success, and celebrate accomplishments together.
Between the parents and school personnel that promotes open communication, encourages a sense of teamwork and cooperation, and develops the concept of true community support of education.
Between colleagues, in order to establish a school learning community that applies proven effective classroom learning strategies and management practices that increase student achievement, and creates a positive collegial atmosphere.
Among students so that all feel safe, comfortable, and accepted, and where students encourage each other, work and play with each other, and support each other’s interests and learning.
Between administrators and teachers, where professionalism and personal integrity promotes shared decision-making, empowerment, and the uplifting of staff as they undertake the most important mission of all: creating successful students.
The schools in the Cape Coral Charter School System believe:
*That a school should teach knowledge and cultural literacy within a rigorous curriculum that is relevant to students’ needs, and stimulates their natural curiosity, imagination, and thinking skills.
*That student achievement is a result of high staff expectations, quality lessons, challenging curricula, and differentiation in teaching and learning.
*That our schools have created a unique environment and family atmosphere where a sense of community and citizenship are valued, and a collective responsibility is created to promote student success.
*That by focusing on our true customers – the students, we are able to infuse the character traits of love, kindness, respect, teamwork, compassion, and cooperation into their daily lives, making our schools the happy and positive environments for which they are recognized.