Position Announcement -Brandon School District Superintendent of Schools

Position Announcement - Brandon School District Superintendent of Schools

The Board of Education of the Brandon School District is conducting a comprehensive search for its next Superintendent.

The expected start date for the new Superintendent is July 1, 2022.

Brandon School District is a public school district located in northern Oakland County, Michigan. It serves students from Brandon Township and the Village of Ortonville, as well as Groveland Township, Lapeer County and Springfield Township.

The District’s 2,335 students are educated in one senior high school, one middle school and two elementary schools. Educational services are also provided by Brandon Preschool, Adult Transition, and Brandon Learn From Home (BLFH) Virtual. Brandon School District employs 270 staff members, including 137 teachers and nine administrative staff members. It has an annual operating budget of $26 million, with a foundation allowance of $8,700 per pupil and a fund balance projected at $4.1 million (17% of revenues).

Brandon is a District of opportunity. Whether you’re a student, parent or educator, if you have a vision it can be realized in Brandon. The District’s success in providing students with a caring climate, positive experience, and exemplary education is built on one fundamental and guiding principle: the belief that few things are more important to America’s future than the quality of education for our young people and that it takes the concerted efforts of an entire community to create and sustain a stimulating and challenging learning environment. As such, Brandon School District is passionately committed to pursuing and developing educational programs of quality and excellence, while seeking help and support from everyone living and working in the community - parents, educators, community leaders, and business owners - working together in the best interests of students.


Brandon School District...At the Forefront of Educational Excellence


In partnership with family and community, Brandon School District strives to be at the forefront of educational excellence, preparing our students to be successful, productive citizens.

District Points of Pride

 Student-centered District that puts the best interests of its students first

 Positive and supportive relationships between students and staff

 Exceptional staff with an overwhelmingly positive, supportive and flexible team of educators, support staff and administrators

 Wide variety of curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular opportunities that provide a well-rounded educational experience and meet the needs/interests of all students

 Post-graduate preparedness of all students

 Safe and secure learning environment

 Small, tight-knit District and community

 High level of parent/community support and involvement

 Well maintained facilities

 Outstanding communication from District/schools to parents and community members

 Agile and adaptive; willing and able to overcome all obstacles and do whatever is needed


 Educational administration experience required; central administration experience preferred

 Superintendent training (i.e., MLI SUPES Academy) preferred

 Master’s degree in related field required; advanced degree (i.e., Ed.S., Ed.D., Ph.D.) preferred

 Broad and diversified experience in education with classroom experience preferred

 Michigan Administrative Certificate or equivalent required

Candidate Profile

 Brandon School District is in search of a proven, highly successful and inspirational leader who:

 Is a student-centered leader that is committed to serving each and every student

 Is a visionary leader that will serve as an innovative change agent for the District

 Is focused on cultivating a positive, agile organizational culture for District employees and advocates for the continued professional growth and development of employees throughout the District

 Is personable, friendly, approachable and builds relationships with all members of the school community

 Has exceptional communication skills

 Is fiscally knowledgeable and responsible and manages resources well

 Is supportive and respectful of all staff members

 Leads with honesty, integrity and transparency

 Is an active listener that seeks and applies input from others

 Will be passionate about Brandon and committed to District success and continuous improvement

 Will be visible, present and highly engaged in the District and community

 Is open minded, impartial, unbiased and equitable

 Is kind, compassionate, caring and empathetic

 Has the courage of his/her convictions and is willing to make and stand by difficult decisions and provide direction as needed

 Is knowledgeable and experienced with safety, security and risk assessment

 Understands the community and needs of the District

 Is knowledgeable regarding teaching and learning, best practices and systemic thinking

 Has strong problem-solving skills

 Is highly productive and consistently follows through on commitments

 Will be committed to seeing the District’s 2025 Plan through to completion

Salary and Contract Information

The Board of Education will offer a comprehensive, multi-year contract. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful candidate, with a salary range of $150,000-$165,000.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should complete and submit the Michigan Leadership Institute online application found at www.mileader.com or http://applitrack.com/mileader/onlineapp. Completed online applications must be submitted no later than Monday, April 4, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. No “hard copy,” faxed or emailed copies will be accepted. Materials will be treated confidentially through the screening process only upon the written request of the candidate.

All questions regarding the search process should be directed to the search consultant, MLI Regional President John Silveri, at (248) 420-9354 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Anticipated Search Timeline

Application deadline: April 4, 2022, 4:00 p.m. 
Selection of Candidates for Interview: April 11, 2022 
First Round Interviews: April 25-27, 2022 
Selection of Finalists: April 28, 2022 
Site Visits: Week of May 9, 2022 
Second Round Interviews: May 17, 19 & 20, 2022 
Candidate Selection by Board of Education: May 24, 2022 
Board Action to Hire New Superintendent: June 6, 2022 (tentative) 
Start Date: July 1, 2022

This superintendent search will be conducted with due regard to the Michigan Open Meetings Act (Public Act 267 of 1976) requirement of open meetings for all public body deliberations, decisions and interviews.

The services of the Michigan Leadership Institute have been secured to assist the Brandon School District’s Board of Education in the search process and in the screening of candidates. The Board of Education may make exceptions to this profile, posting, process and/or timeline to ensure selection of the best possible candidates as determined solely by the Board. The Board of Education will make all decisions with respect to process, evaluation of candidates, selection of candidates to be interviewed and appointment of the successful candidate. Candidates should not contact members of the Board directly.

Board of Education

Diane Salter, President

Melissa Clark, Vice President

Rebecca Haynes, Treasurer

Kimberly Smith-Kulaga, Secretary

Lisa Kavalhuna, Trustee

Hilary Stockoski, Trustee

Jeff Zielke, Trustee

Brandon School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer