North Kingstown, RI - Superintendent of Schools

New England School Development Council
Dedham, Massachusetts

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The School Committee of North Kingstown, RI invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Superintendent of Schools


North Kingstown is nestled on the western shore of Narragansett Bay, 20 miles south of the capital city of Providence and just north of the University of Rhode Island. The Wickford Junction Station provides MBTA commuter train access to Boston and interstate Rt. 95 gives easy access to eastern Connecticut. North Kingstown combines historic charm with beach and boating access and quiet residential neighborhoods as well as a robust, modern economy anchored by the Quonset Davisville Park, one of the premier business hubs in New England.  Approximately 27,000 people reside within the 43 square mile town, attracting families and individuals who are seeking recreational and natural amenities as well as a high performing school department in a central location of our state.   


The Town of North Kingstown is governed by a five member Town Council with an appointed Town Manager. The School Committee is also a five-member board.  The Town Budget for Fiscal Year 2023 has been recently approved at approximately $124 million, with an allocation to the school department of $74 million. In 2018, North Kingstown voters approved $13.5 million dollars to improve school buildings and athletic facilities, and also approved $500,000 in the most recent budget for other school capital improvements. The North Kingstown Schools are currently participating in an Educational Facilities Master Planning Process for long term school building organization and necessity of construction decisions. 


The North Kingstown School Department is a comprehensive Pre-K to 12 system with approximately 600 employees and 4000 students at nine sites: one PreK-5 school, four K-5 elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and the Davisville Academy, a K-12 clinical day program for students experiencing behavioral, social or emotional functioning.  The district per pupil expenditure of $17,834 per student is in the mid-range for RI school systems and the district brings in $4 million yearly in tuition revenue for career and technical programs at the high school in Pre-Engineering/Robotics, Business/Finance, Computer Science and Information Technology, and Music/Music Education.   Additionally, students from the neighboring island of Jamestown have attended NKHS on a tuition basis for over 40 years. The Rhode Island Department of Education classifies the NKSD as “High-Performing and Improving” and six of the schools have achieved 4 or 5 Stars in the most recent RIDE Accountability System ranking. This strong performance, coupled with three Blue Ribbon Awards in recent years as well as a US News and World Report identification of NKHS as the 4th best high school in Rhode Island, makes the North Kingstown Schools a centerpiece of a vibrant community.  


The Mission of the North Kingstown School Department is to “Educate, Inspire and Challenge” our students. To that end, the district’s vision is that “All students…will achieve rigorous learning goals and will continuously improve their academic, social, emotional, creative, and physical growth…in a learning environment that meets the diverse needs of every student.  Each student will have access to a high quality, rigorous curriculum…with the help and encouragement of staff, families, and community members…to support our priorities:  student learning and achievement, effective and innovative instruction and continuous professional development.


For additional information about the school district, please refer to the district website at:


This position offers an opportunity to lead a district that has:  

  • High student achievement 
  • A strong academic curriculum and assessment process 
  • Well-developed intervention programs
  • Dedicated and skilled teachers and support staff
  • A comprehensive array of extracurricular activities in athletics and the arts
  • Active parent and community involvement
  • A community approach to the recognition and celebration of student learning and achievement
  • A commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 


Desired Qualifications: 


The next Superintendent of the North Kingstown Public Schools must have student achievement and well-being as a primary focus.  The ability to build trust and successfully collaborate with all stakeholders is essential. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, as evidenced by effective communication and collaboration with a variety of constituent groups, are essential. Qualified candidates must have successful school and central office administrative experience combined with a background in teaching. The ideal candidate will have experience in strategic planning, working with multiple unions and a strong understanding of school finance and budgets.


An advanced graduate degree is preferred, and a master’s degree is required. A Rhode Island Superintendent license or eligibility for license is necessary. The North Kingstown School Committee will offer a competitive contract with a regionally competitive salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience, along with a generous benefits package.


The deadline for submitting applications is March 21, 2023, with initial interviews scheduled shortly thereafter. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2023.


Interested candidates should contact:

Dr. Sally Dias or Dr. David DeRuosi

North Kingstown Superintendent Search

New England School Development Council

28 Lord Road

Marlborough, MA 01752

Phone: 508-481-9444; Email:


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