Superintendent of Schools

Charlotte County Public Schools
Port Charlotte, Florida

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Administrator, Superintendent
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Charlotte County Public Schools (CCPS) in Charlotte County, Florida is an outstanding school district that serves over 16,000 students and is the county’s largest employer with more than 2,300 staff members. Our district has 21 schools, a technical college and two (2) charter schools. CCPS is committed to providing a high-quality education for all students and is constantly working to improve and innovate to meet the needs of our students. Charlotte County is located in beautiful SW Florida, is a community that enjoys many recreational activities including fishing and boating, and is served by the local Punta Gorda Airport.

CCPS has received numerous awards and accolades for its excellence in education, including being recognized as a "District of the Year” by Cambridge Assessment International Education and receiving a "B” rating from the Florida Department of Education for the past several years. Additionally, many of the district's schools are recognized as "A" schools. The district is also known for its strong focus on STEM education, with many of its schools offering specialized programs in science, technology, engineering, and math. The district offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities, including sports, music, and clubs, to provide students a well-rounded education. 

At Charlotte County Public Schools, students are provided with the tools and support needed for success both academically and personally. With dedicated staff, high-quality instruction, and numerous opportunities, the district is a great choice for families looking for an excellent education for their children. We have successfully passed two (2) 1 millage tax referendums.

For the past 8 years, Stephen Dionisio has served as superintendent of CCPS and will retire this summer. As the district searches for its next leader, the Board seeks a superintendent who will accelerate the advancements made over past years and guide the district into the future. Our candidate must possess an eagerness to lead a high-achieving, forward-thinking diverse school district, and have a proven track record of cultivating a culture that supports the district’s vision and mission. The vision of CCPS is Student Success! We strive to ensure every student has a promising and successful future. Through a commitment to our mission, with the support of families and the community, it creates enriching and diverse pathways that lead students to success. For more information about Charlotte County Public Schools and the leadership qualities needed in the next Superintendent, please visit the Superintendent Search Portal on the district’s website at

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Master’s Degree earned from an accredited college or university. A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in education leadership in a district with 10,000 or more students. Knowledge of federal legislation and state statutes as they apply to school districts. Holds or is eligible for Florida Certification in Education Leadership, Administration and Supervision or School Principal or equivalent. Must be domiciled in Charlotte County within six months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Three years of district level educational leadership experience Classroom and Principal public school experience Doctorate Degree from an accredited college or university

The School Board is prepared to offer up to a 3-year contract with a salary range of $175,000-$225,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications, plus competitive benefits. Candidates selected as finalists must be available for on-site interviews on May 4 and 5, 2023. The start date for this position is projected to be mid-June 2023.

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 March 31, 2023.

For additional information contact:

Andrea Messina, Exec. Dir., 850.414.2578; Cell - 850.566.1860,

Dr. Bill Vogel, FSBA Consultant, 321.299.2452,

John Reichert, FSBA Consultant, 321.363.7909,

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. 


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