Selection Criteria


  • Utilizes clear oral and written communication to articulate the mission, purpose, goals, and needs of the school system.

  • Recognizes communication is two-way and listens carefully to all stakeholders -  students, staff, parents, and community.

  • Provides educationally sound rationale for decision making.

  • Ensures all stakeholders are educated and informed of decisions, plans, and initiatives.

  • Interacts positively with a variety of different cultures.

  • Garners the support of district staff, the school board, county commission, local business and community organizations in supporting a common purpose.

Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

  • Ensures a rigorous and viable curriculum aligned with state standards is planned, taught, and assessed for learning.

  • Communicates an understanding of research-based instructional strategies and expects their implementation.

  • Ensures the learning progress of each student is monitored and a plan for additional time and support is available.

  • Utilizes data at all levels to make decisions about what is best for students and to improve instructional practices.

  • Provides evidence of success with low performing schools.

  • Values instruction and student learning above all else.


  • Emphasizes meaningful and high-quality collaboration throughout the district.
  • Models the belief that all students can learn and that district educators have a significant level of influence on the degree to which students succeed.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning by participating in and providing opportunities for professional growth.

  • Provides the resources and support necessary for staff to meet expectations.

  • Exhibits strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Develops procedures and makes decisions that support the overall mission and purpose of the school district.

  • Displays respect for and involvement in different cultural community activities.


  • Proven fiscal manager.

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Recognition and respect of peers.

  • Residency in Robertson County within six months of assuming the position.

  • Minimum of a Masters degree and eligible for superintendent’s certification in Tennessee
    Certification in administration/supervision with a minimum of 3 years in district level supervisory role.

  • Experience in teacher evaluation, local school and district leadership.


  • 800 M. S. Couts Blvd, Suite 2, Springfield, TN 37172
  • 615-384-5588
Robertson County Schools