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School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 2-5


Superintendent: Qualifications

The following requirements have been established by the School Board as a basis for selection of a Superintendent.

  1. Personal Qualifications
    1. Ethical;
    2. Diplomatic;
    3. Vigorous;
    4. Innovative;
    5. A sense of humor; and
    6. The abilities to speak and write well.
  2. Professional Preparation and Experience
    1. Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a superintendent in Virginia;
    2. Experience as superintendent or line administrator in a school division with similar diversity and high educational expectations; and
    3. An earned doctorate from an accredited university preferred.
  3. Professional Traits
    1. Ability to articulate the needs of the School Division;
    2. Experience in developing programs to improve students' educational achievement;
    3. Ability to involve instructional personnel in developing and implementing educational programs;
    4. A sensitivity to the unique needs and aspirations of all segments of the community, which includes diverse individuals and groups;
    5. Ability to delegate authority;
    6. Ability to motivate people; and
    7. Respect and standing among professional colleagues.

While the foregoing represent the standards to be used in the selection of a superintendent, the School Board is cognizant of the fact that all of the above are not expected to be found without exception in a single candidate.

Legal Reference:

Code of Virginia § 22.1-58, as amended. Division superintendent required.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-59, as amended. Qualifications of division superintendent.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-63, as amended. Certain officers ineligible for or to hold office of superintendent.

8VAC20-390-10, as amended. Qualifications.

8VAC20-22-600, as amended. Division Superintendent license.

Adopted by School Board: October 20, 1992
Amended by School Board: October 1, 2013