Located approximately 27 miles from Manhattan in Morris County NJ, the Dover Public School District is a diverse, vibrant community with approximately 3,300 students and a current budget of 47 million dollars.  The district has three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. We are a proud community who are invested in our schools and the success of each and every student.

The Board of Education seeks an exceptional leader with excellent collaborative skills and a proven track record of being able to partner openly and effectively with other school administrators, staff, parents and the community. The ideal candidate must be able to lead effectively within a collaborative, inclusive, multicultural school and community environment and be dedicated to continuing progressive growth of the district for all students. The candidate must have an understanding of and sensitivity to a diverse community.

Experience as a Superintendent is strongly preferred, but more essential is the candidate’s track record of being a leader who is a visible presence in the schools and partners well with staff, administrators and the Board of Education. She or he must also have a passion for demonstrating the ability to nurture respectful and productive relationships with all the stakeholder groups and the community as a whole.


  • NJ School Administrative Certification or Certification of Eligibility
  • Minimum of 5 years combined experience as a Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent and/or Building Principal preferred
  • Classroom teaching experience
  • An earned Doctorate is preferred
  • Multiculturalism and multilingual ability (Spanish) a plus

Salary commensurate with education and experience, subject to New Jersey state regulations

 The position will be available on July 1, 2019. Application deadline is January 4, 2019.

Submit application materials electronically to [email protected]. Please include “Attn: Dover Superintendent Search” on the subject line. Alternatively, hard copies may be submitted to:

Monica Palestis, Esq.,
Dover Board of Education, Attn: Business Office
100 Grace Street, Trailer C/D
Dover, NJ 07821

Please mark submissions “Dover Superintendent Search”.

Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer

New Jersey School Boards Association is not conducting this superintendent search and has been posted at the request of Dover Public School District. Please direct all inquiries to the district directly.

Morris County

Job Overview

Closes:January 4, 2019
Location:Morris County
Job Title:Superintendent