Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen. 
Photo: WSB-TV
Photo: WSB-TV

Job ad posted for Atlanta Public Schools superintendent

The search firm hired by the Atlanta school board posted a job ad Tuesday for the district’s next superintendent. 

Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates placed the ad in “Education Week,” a top education publication where job-seekers often look for openings and career opportunities. 

The ad states that the school board will be presented with a slate of candidates on March 3. The board previously has said it is aiming to have someone on the job by July 1. 

The ad reveals some clues about the characteristics the school board desires in the next superintendent. The ad states that the board seeks “an experienced and community-minded educational leader with excellent communication and management skills.”

It also says: “The APS board wants to find a professional who has demonstrated success in closing achievement gaps and helping every student succeed.”

The job ad states that the a “complete leadership profile” for the position will be available later this month. That profile will include “a list of the most desired characteristics.”

The school board announced in September that it would not extend the contract of Superintendent Meria Carstarphen. She was hired by APS in 2014, and her current contract expires June 30. 

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