The Hastings Public Schools, Hastings, Nebraska, Board of Education, is seeking a highly qualified and fully certified Superintendent.  The Board wishes to have the successful candidate assume the responsibilities of the position July 1, 2019.

 McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., Executive Recruitment and Development has been engaged as the consultant in a search for outstanding candidates. They will assist the Board of Education in identifying and screening the candidates.

 Enrollment: 3,740

 Location: 30 miles south of Grand Island, 160 miles southwest of Omaha

 The Qualifications

The candidate must have the background, skills, and abilities essential for excellence in educational leadership. The board recognizes that selecting a superintendent is one of the most important decisions it will make. The Board developed the following desired characteristics.

  • Committed to Professional Learning Communities and other activities that build collaboration and teamwork throughout the entire school district while embracing accountability
  • A mission focused leader who provides and supports a sense of ownership among all students and staff
  • An instructional leader who utilizes best practices and champions effective teaching and learning
  • A compassionate leader who values the well-being of students and staff
  • A strategic and visionary problem-solver who embraces challenging goals and high expectations
  • A skilled communicator who promotes the needs as well as positive achievements of the district in numerous contexts 
  • A responsive and open-minded listener
  • A skilled manager with fiscal acuity that allocates resources and staffing in the best interests of the entire school district
  • A community leader who recognizes the impact of cultural and economic diversity within the district
  • A servant leader to our school system as well as the broader Hastings community


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Additional Information

Search Timeline:

  • Closing date for applications: January 16, 2019 (11:30 p.m. central time)
  • Board of Education selects finalists to interview: January 30, 2019
  • Interviews with the Board of Education: February 5 & 6, 2019
  • Selection of new Superintendent: February 13, 2019

Start date: July 1, 2019

Contact Information

Hastings Public Schools
1924 West A St.
Hastings, NE 68901

Thomas Jacobson
(p) (888) 375-4814
(f) (402) 991-7168

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