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Cato-Meridian Search for the Superintendent of Schools

Information and Application                                                                                                                                                                                

The Board of Education is seeking a leader with a proven record of success as a school administrator.  The new superintendent must be a team builder and a passionate student advocate, willing to engage our school community in the educational and fiscal decisions facing the district. The Board is offering a competitive salary, ranging from $120,000 to $145,000 with an attractive benefit package based on professional qualifications and record of accomplishment.  Residency preferred. 

On behalf of the Cato-Meridian Central School District Board of Education, I encourage you to consider this exciting career opportunity.  For more information, please visit our district’s website at  Thank you for your interest. 

Michael Lees 
Board of Education President 
& the Cato-Meridian CSD Board of Education 


The Cato-Meridian Board of Education is seeking a community- oriented leader with a wide range of experiences, skills and competencies to fill the position of Superintendent of Schools effective on or about January 2018.  The candidate should:  
  • Have a thorough understanding, and experience in educational administration, including public school finance and education law.
  • Have a proven track record of implementing positive organizational management and instructional leadership connected to the ability to communicate complex information that engages the community in proactive dialogue.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate complex information that engages the community in proactive dialogue.
  • Hold or be eligible for a New York State School District Administrator’s Certificate.
  • Be committed to a philosophy of high personal expectations that transmits to administration, faculty, staff, and all students.
  • Possess strong communication skills, particularly with the school staff, community and Board of Education.
  • Demonstrate critical problem-solving skills based on a foundation of integrity.
  • Have the ability to coalesce and build consensus from disparate points of views.
  • Be energetic, a positive thinker and possess a good sense of humor.
  • Demonstrate an affection for rural communities and a willing to engage in a long-term commitment to the school district.
  • Demonstrate strong participation in school and community activities.
  • Remain focused on our main purpose: to educate children.
  • Residency is preferred.


Applicant must submit the following by postal mail no later than September 8, 2017:
  • Letter of Interest
  • Application (Available in Resources)
  • Resume
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • NYS Certification (copies)
  • Official Transcripts (copies)

It is anticipated that the selected candidate will assume their new role on or about January 2018.  Starting date will be flexible.

All application materials should be submitted to:
William S. Speck, Search Facilitator
Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES
1879 West Genesee Street Road
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 730-9944
A committee composed of staff members, school administrators and community residents will take an active role in the screening process. The Board of Education will make the final decision as to the successful candidate.
Cato-Meridian Central School District is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

Application for the Position of Superintendent of Schools

Cato-Meridian Superintendent Search Brochure







Brian K. Hartwell, Ed.D.
District Superintendent of Schools

1879 West Genesee Street Rd.
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 253-0361

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