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Superintendent of Schools – Harrisburg School District (Pennsylvania)

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The next superintendent of the Harrisburg School District will be expected to:

• Collaborate, engage and communicate clearly with all stakeholders in the district and the community.

• Have an aptitude for working in a culturally diverse community.

• Promote a comprehensive public relations program for the district and have been successfully involved in public and press relations.

• Encourage staff and community feedback in decision-making; use participatory decision-making processes where appropriate.

• Integrate research data into the decision-making (policy) process.

• Collaborate and partner with the Court Appointed Receiver and elected School Board, demonstrating the knowledge and resource collection skills that contribute to governance discussions as the Board’s chief systems advisor.

• Lead the implementation of the District’s Amended Recovery Plan to ensure that initiatives, action plans and goals are achieved.

• Assess areas of district improvement in all support service areas, and then oversee major district initiatives – both educationally and operationally – and address the challenges, issues and needs inherent in such projects.

• Lead with firm but personal interactions, compromise when necessary, and demonstrate capacity to work with a multitude of opinions and viewpoints.

• Possess strong skills in school finance, budgeting and cost-effectiveness strategies while able to evaluate the budgetary impact of district initiatives, especially in today’s environment of limited resources.


Experience Required
PA Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility or alternative Commission Qualification Letter is required. Questions related to the position can be directed to Shane Pagnotti, Sr Director of Board Services, lead consultant at or 717-590-5650.


Wage or Salary
Salary is negotiable and will be competitive, based on training and experience, qualifications and meeting board criteria including but not limited to the skills listed above.


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How to Apply
Interested candidates will need to provide a signed cover letter, two-page resume, application, PA Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility or alternative Commission Qualification Letter, Act 24 clearance, current Act 34 and Act 151 clearances and FBI fingerprints (dated within 1 year). Sealed university transcripts will need to be ordered and mailed to PSBA Member Services, attention, Noah Showers, 400 Bent Creek Blvd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050.

Link to Job Posting:

To complete the application process and upload required documents go to PSBA’s Career Gateway at and begin by creating a profile. Career Gateway questions can be directed to Noah Showers at 717-506-2450 ext. 3419 or Documents required by July 8, 2024 to assure a review by the Board are cover letter, resume and application. All other required documents must be submitted or “in process”. EOE


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