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    Deadline:  February 24, 2023, or until the position is filled

    The Octorara Area School District (OASD) Board of Directors seeks an outstanding educational leader to apply to be its next superintendent of schools. The board, staff and community are looking for a visionary leader to engage the hearts and minds of all our students through relevant high-quality learning experiences that prepare them to be active twenty-first-century citizens in a global society, and to promote a community of encouragement and a culture of excellence.

    Located in southeastern Pennsylvania, the OASD was established in 1956 and is quaintly nestled among the beautiful farmlands of Lancaster and Chester Counties. The district is comprised of eight municipalities: Atglen Borough, Christiana Borough, Sadsbury Township, Parkesburg Borough, Highland Township, Londonderry Township, West Fallowfield Township and West Sadsbury Township. Covering an area of 93 square miles, with easy access along Route 41, just five miles south of Route 30 and nine miles north of Route 1, the district is within 30 miles of Lancaster, Reading and Wilmington, DE.

    The next Superintendent of Schools will possess the qualities that directly align with the Octorara Area School District's mission. Through a partnership among school, community and family, is to foster a culture of high expectations in a safe, secure and inclusive environment, empowering every learner to pursue the skills necessary to maximize their opportunities for success.                                

    The OASD Board of Directors is seeking a dynamic and innovative leader who has a strong academic background and experience managing a large administrative team. Candidates should demonstrate excellent communication skills and strong leadership in proactive decision-making and consensus-building. The candidate must have the ability to lead and direct multiple tasks.

    The OASD is offering a multiyear contract that features a regionally competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Candidates must possess, or be eligible for, a Pennsylvania Superintendent Letter of Eligibility. The target date for employment is July 1, 2023. The review of applications will begin in March 2023.

    All contacts regarding this position should be directed to the Chester County Intermediate Unit. Letter of interest and resume should be sent to Dr. Steve Gerhard, Assistant Executive Director, Chester County Intermediate Unit, 455 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335, or emailed to
    All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.