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Marion Community Schools widens superintendent search

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
MARION (April 10, 2013) — With the retirement of Marion Community Schools’ current superintendent approaching, the Board of School Trustees is widening its search for the school corporation’s next leader and is actively seeking additional candidates.
 
MCS, a school corporation in Marion, Ind., that instructs approximately 3,900 students in eight schools, is seeking a strong, energetic leader to succeed Superintendent Steve Edwards, who will be retiring June 30, 2013.
 
Marion Community Schools boasts a skyrocketing high school graduation rate that in 2011-12 surpassed the overall state rate; the most college prep classes of any school system in the county; dozens of dual-credit and advanced credit classes; along with robust high ability and special needs programming at all grade levels. MCS is proud to be a vital part of the city of Marion, a community of about 30,000 located in Grant County, about midway between the state’s two largest cities, Indianapolis (the capital) and Fort Wayne.
 
The successful candidate for MCS superintendent of schools will possess:
 
  • Commitment to student achievement as his/her primary focus
  • Knowledge of best practice instructional strategies and methodologies
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Integrity and high moral and ethical standards
  • Willingness to accept the challenge of accountability
  • Ability to work well with people of diverse cultural/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Strong desire to become actively involved in the community
 
All qualified, interested candidates should submit completed applications via mail by May 20, 2013, to:
 
Mrs. Katie Morgan
President, Board of School Trustees
Marion Community Schools
1240 S. Adams St.
Marion, IN 46953
 
For more information, including required application materials, click here.