The Shikellamy School District (SSD) Board of School Directors is seeking

an accomplished leader with proven success to serve as its next Superintendent.  

The anticipated appointment is to begin on or about July 1, 2019.


SSD is located in the confluence of the North and West branches of the Susquehanna River.  The district serves Sunbury, Northumberland and the surrounding rural areas.  SSD currently operates four elementary schools (K-5), a middle school (6-8), and a high school (9-12).  The District offers a number of Varsity, JV, and junior high sports programs.  In addition, we sponsor over 20 clubs and activities from grades 6-12.  SSD has a total approximate staff of 500 employees.


If you possess the following qualities and experience, you are invited to apply:

  • Passion and commitment to providing a dynamic 21st century, safe, and engaging learning environment where all student can attain their full potential and experience high student achievement.
  • Engaging, inspirational leadership that guides every member of the administrative, instructions and support services teams in setting and achieving the District’s vision.
  • A positive and engaging communication style that promotes close cooperation between parents, teachers, district staff, and the community in a collaborative, child-centered environment.  
  • Ability and experience in the administration and use of all district facilities, property, and funds to ensure that those resources are utilized in an appropriate manner
  • Keen knowledge of, and experience with, school finance, business management, school law, and human resource management.
  • Demonstrated commitment to treating all people with equality, dignity, and respect and educating all students to understand, accept, and value all members of the world community.
  • Ability to delegate responsibility and skilled in selecting, motivating, and evaluating highly qualified staff.
  • Consistent focus on team building and team effectiveness.
  • Knowledgeable on educational trends, research, and innovative practices.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data to make informed decisions and recommendations.
  • Extensive accomplished administration experience, preferably both as a school building and central office administrator with proven history of success and longevity.
  • PA Superintendent Letter of Eligibility or Commission Qualification Letter (Out of State - Eligible for PA Letter).
  • Doctorate in Education preferred.

Interested candidates should submit the following to Dr. Thomas Scholvin, Substitute Superintendent:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • PA Certificate/Letter of Eligibility

Application deadline:  March 1, 2019

For more information, please contact Mrs. Linsey Seltzer at 570-286-3721 ext. 2104, or by email at

The Shikellamy School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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