Overview

  • Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV performs Superintendent Searches for our member school districts.  We conduct the searches from start to finish in a professional and efficient manner.  We advertise the position, create customized applications, collect the application materials, assist school boards in screening candidates, schedule interviews, and provide assistance and guidance throughout the process.

    If your school district is seeking an experienced and professional Superintendent Search consultant, contact us today.

West Middlesex Area School District Superintendent Search

  • West Middlesex Area School District Superintendent Search

    The West Middlesex Area School District, Mercer County, Pennsylvania is comprised of the rural townships of Lackawannock and Shenango, along with the Borough of West Middlesex.  These three component municipalities are located in the southwestern corner of western Pennsylvania, approximately sixty miles northwest of Pittsburgh.  The School District is also located adjacent to the Ohio border, approximately fifteen miles east of Youngstown, Ohio.  The District encompasses a combined land area of 51.7 square miles.

    The School District is directly accessible from Interstate 80, and is the northern terminus of State Route 376.  Pittsburgh International Airport is approximately one hour southeast of the School District.  State Routes 18 and 318 also intersect in the Borough.

    The School District is of the third class and the budget for 2017/18 is $15 million.  There are five district buildings in operation:  two elementary, one secondary, and two bus garages.  All five buildings are situated on a single 40-acre campus. The staff of Luther Low Elementary educates kindergarten through third grade students, while fourth through sixth grade students attend Oakview Elementary.  Seventh through twelfth grade students attend the West Middlesex Junior/Senior High School.

    An appealing aspect of the West Middlesex Area School District is its small school setting, with approximately 1,010 students in grades K-12. The student/teacher ratio is 15:1. The smaller class sizes promote student focus on the whole child including a strong academic foundation, a positive self-concept and sense of belonging.

    Some of the courses offered include: Technology, World Languages, English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. West Middlesex also offers higher level, Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement classes. The Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement classes are made available to students through a partnership with local colleges and universities. Students also have an opportunity to attend classes at the Mercer County Career Center while also taking classes at West Middlesex.

    Four institutions of higher education are located throughout the county.  These include Grove City College, Shenango Valley Campus of the Pennsylvania State University, The Business Institute of Pennsylvania and Thiel College.  Other institutions of higher education which lie within a one hour or less commute of the District include the following:  Westminster College (Lawrence County), Slippery Rock University (Butler County), and Youngstown State University (Youngstown, Ohio).  Mercer County Career Center offers a wide range of day and evening programs to both secondary and adult students.

    West Middlesex Area School District is seeking applicants for a Superintendent.  Qualifications desired are as follows:  PA Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility required; earned doctorate preferred; experience as a Superintendent and/or Assistant Superintendent preferred; negotiations experience required; experience with district budgets and capital improvement preferred; grant writing experience preferred, and current employment in education required.

    Please send letter of interest/application request; resumé; transcripts; Act 34, Act 151, and F.B.I. Clearances; three (3) letters of reference; and other pertinent credentials to: 

    Dr. Wayde Killmeyer, Search Consultant
    Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV
    453 Maple Street
    Grove City, PA 16127 
    E.OE.

    Deadline for all application materials is January 31, 2018.

West Middlesex Area School District Superintendent Application and Information

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