Yonkers Board of Education Initiates National Search for New Superintendent of Schools

  • (YONKERS, NY – April 18, 2023)  Yonkers Board of Education President Reverend Steve Lopez today announced that the Trustees of the Board of Education have initiated a national search for a new Superintendent of Schools to join the District on July 1, 2023.

    Yonkers Public Schools, New York State’s 4th largest school district, is seeking a dynamic Superintendent of Schools experienced in urban education.

    Located along 4.5 miles of the Hudson River, Yonkers is a vibrant urban and suburban community, the largest city in Westchester County and serves as the gateway between New York City and the Hudson Valley. Yonkers Public Schools has a diverse student population of more than 25,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with families from over 100 cultures and nationalities. It is one of the largest employers in Westchester County with over 3,900 full-time employees and an operating budget of over $700 million.

    The Yonkers Board of Education is seeking candidates with exceptional credentials and a proven track record of visionary and aspirational leadership. The successful candidate must be prepared to build upon the strong progress made by the current Superintendent over the past eight years in student achievement outcomes and educators’ professional growth. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to provide cutting-edge leadership and strategies that promote student achievement aligned to the District's action-driven diversity, equity, and inclusion belief system.

    The successful candidate must have the requisite skills to develop and communicate a vision of quality education consistent with the Board of Education’s policies as well as the interests and needs of students, staff, families and the community.

    Additional information is available at yonkerspublicschools.org/superintendent-search or by contacting the Office of the Trustees at 914-376-8095.

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and current resume to Trustees@YonkersPublicSchools.org by Thursday, May 18, 2023.