Chief of Schools

Spring Independent School District
Houston, TX, US

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Days per Year: 226
Min: $140,217
Mid: $168,935

JOB TITLE: Chief of Schools

REPORTS TO: Superintendent




The Chief of Schools provides leadership, decision making, stategic focus and guidance to school offices and academic and school support departments. Directs and manages the assistant superintendents of schools who oversee the implementation of all educational programs, support services, and business and compliance functions for the elementary, middle and high schools in the district.

The Chief of Schools must act with integrity, support organizational goals, demonstrate the ability to inspire, grow and motivate others and commit to championing the needs of the students, employees and overall District.


  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in education, human resources, or related field
  • 10 years education experience with five years in a leadership/supervisory role
  • 10 years education experience working on the campus in a leadership role

  • Knowledge of the selection, training, and supervision of personnel
  • Knowledge of school employment law and hearing procedures
  • Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data
  • Ability to manage budget and personnel
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Recruit, select, manage, and evaluate the performance of area superintendents and other office personnel.
  • Set bold, measurable and achievable goals for self and assistant superintendents of schools focused on student academics and holds them accountable for achievement of these goals.
  • Design and implement differential retention strategies for rewarding and retaining effective leaders.
  • Represent the superintendent of schools as an official of the district.
  • Communicate the district's initiatives and strategies for increasing student acheivement and promoting the district as a whole.
  • Provide input to the superintendent of schools in the selection and assignment of district and school leaders.
  • Develop an overall strategic positioning plan for the elementary, middle and high schools.
  • Define critical issues, identifies resource requirements, and sets bold, measurable and achievable goals focused on student academic growth.
  • Collaborate with the School Leadership Office to ensure school needs are met. Oversee specialized (federal) funding and school compliance functions.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


Leads management in the development, deployment and ongoing management of key initiatives covering multiple major disciplines with direct accountability for results in terms of effectiveness, costs, methods, and employees. Establishes operational objectives and assignments for multiple disciplines/functional areas and possibly departments. Evaluates recommendations of others, deciding on course of action in ambiguous situations, and oversees the deployment of innovative solutions. Collaborates with executive leadership to develop strategies and broad departmental objectives; establishes methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programs and people in the achievement of strategic objectives.


The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: physical mobility, standing, prolonged sitting, some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling. This position will also require both traveling within the district and state wide, occasional prolonged and irregular hours and participation required and some district functions. Mental demands: Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations; ability to interpret a variety of data; ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory, ability to be effective in both oral and written communication; ability to maintain emotional control under stress.

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.


The Spring Independent School District serves over 35,000 prekindergarten through 12th-grade students in a diverse district located 20 miles north of central Houston.

Guided by its strategic plan, Every Child 2020, the district is preparing students for success in college, career and life. With literacy as the foundation for learning across all grade levels, the district offers academic programs that meet the needs of all learners. From high-quality early childhood programs to college preparation courses and career pathway exploration, there are programs and services designed to meet the needs of every Spring ISD student.

The district takes pride in always improving and evolving, including strengthening and expanding its special education and gifted and talented services as well as its award-winning performing and visual arts program to serve even more students.

  • In addition to bilingual instruction and English as a Second Language programs, which have been well-established for many years, the district has added a dual language program at three elementary schools.
  • An array of extracurricular opportunities, including UIL 16-6-A athletics and nationally recognized JROTC programs encourage students to explore and pursue their interests.

The district currently has 38 campuses that include 26 prekindergarten through 5th-grade elementary schools, seven 6th- through 8th-grade middle schools and five 9th- through 12th-grade high schools. That number will change soon with the construction of several new facilities – including two middle schools, three ninth-grade centers and a state-of-the-art stadium that will serve the entire district – all funded by a bond referendum approved by voters in 2016.

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