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SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH – Duval County Public Schools, Florida

Duval County Public Schools is the 20th largest school district in the nation, educating more than 127,000 students in more than 200 schools, including charter schools. Primarily serving the city of Jacksonville, the largest city by landmass in the continental U.S., the district is highly diverse with schools in urban, suburban, and rural communities.  The district has enjoyed a long season of improvement with its graduation rate increasing more than 20 percentage points since 2010.  Additionally, the district is commonly recognized among top performing districts in the nation through the NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment program.  In 2022, the district landed in the top five in grade four and grade eight reading, as well as grade four math. The district was seventh in the nation in grade eight math.  In addition to academic success, the district places a strong emphasis on college acceleration and career readiness.  A robust dual enrollment program enables many students to graduate with an associate’s degree before high school graduation, and more than 60 career academies spread among all high schools and many middle schools enable students to earn industry certifications and begin building a resume for long-term success.  The community is strongly invested in the district. Two recent local referenda met the approval of voters, and hundreds of business and faith-based partnerships support the day-to-day success of Duval County Public Schools students.


Minimum Qualifications:

1. Masters’ Degree from an accredited institution

2. Ten years of increasingly responsible administrative leadership experience

3. Administrative/leadership at the district/cabinet level in a district approaching 25,000 students or more, or current or past experience as a school superintendent


Preferred Qualifications:

1. Earned Doctorate from an accredited institution

2. Classroom teaching and school principal experience

3. Experience in a large, diverse district serving students with populations similar to Duval

4. Experience with students in urban, suburban, and rural settings


The School Board is prepared to offer a three-year contract with a salary range of $275,000 -- $350,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications, with competitive benefits. Candidates selected as finalists must be available for on-site interviews on May 13 and 14, 2024. The projected position start date is July 1, 2024 with a transition period being established subject to contract negotiations with the School Board.


Application Process and Deadline – To apply, candidates must submit the following:

  • A resume with a signed cover letter
  • A maximum of three letters of professional recommendation
  • Documents verifying current certifications, and a copy of college transcripts reflecting the highest degree held (copies of transcript are acceptable but official transcripts are required prior to employment)


All application materials referenced above must be emailed to  and received no later than the application deadline of midnight on April 15, 2024.


For additional information contact:

Andrea Messina, CEO

Dr. Bill Vogel

John Reichert

FL School Boards Assoc./FSBA

FSBA Consultant

FSBA Consultant

850.414.2578; Cell - 850.566.1860



Important Notice - All application materials submitted for this position are subject to the Florida Public Records Act and “Government in the Sunshine” provisions of Florida law. The names of applicants, resumes, and other application materials submitted cannot be held in confidence and are open to the public once received. Applicants who are selected as finalists will be interviewed by the Board in the public.