• Superintendent Search

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    About Our District


    The Board of School Trustees of Mississinewa Community Schools invites applications for the position of Superintendent of Schools.  This search process is led by University Search Team. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter as to why they believe they would be a successful leader of Mississinewa Community Schools. The ideal candidate would possess the following professional qualifications:

    • Central office leadership or building-level leadership preferred.
    • A minimum of three years of successful public school teaching preferred.
    • Effective skills in communication, multitasking, collaboration, and marketing.
    • Strong working knowledge of community relations and willingness to be a visible community leader.
    • Approachable leader with demonstrated ability to motivate all members of the faculty and staff and embrace a
      culture of excellence and build upon a record of continuous academic improvement and success.
    • Values relationships as a foundation of the district, both internal and external.
    • Possess the highest personal standards, good morals, ethics, honesty, commitment, and integrity.
    • Sensitivity to the total needs of all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

    The superintendent search will remain open until the position is filled. For optimal consideration, materials should be submitted no later than December 1, 2023. The candidate's names and materials will remain confidential until reference checks are conducted. The anticipated start date for the successful candidate would be no later than July 1, 2024. Any questions about the search may be directed to Dr. Terry McDaniel by phone at (812) 821-7252 or email tmcdaniel@indstate.edu.


    More Information on Mississinewa Community Schools

    The Mississinewa Community School Corporation is located in the communities of Gas City and Jonesboro, Indiana. We are located about one hour northeast of Indianapolis and one hour south of Fort Wayne. Currently, the population of Gas City and Jonesboro is approximately 7,800.

    The students of our school system attend four schools. Westview Elementary, located in Jonesboro, serves our preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students. Westview currently houses approximately 500 students. Northview Elementary, located in Gas City, serves grades two through five. Currently, approximately 700 students attend Northview. R.J. Baskett, located in Gas City, is a middle school housing grades six through eight. Approximately 600 students attend R.J. Baskett. Mississinewa High School, located in Gas City, serves grades nine through twelve and has an enrollment of approximately 800.

    The Mississinewa Board of School Trustees provides the students of our community with first-rate academic and extra-curricular facilities along with an excellent faculty that challenges our students to make the most of the opportunities presented to them each day. We have a long and gloried tradition of academics, athletics, and the arts.

    We at Mississinewa Community Schools are proud of our history of excellence in the classroom. Our starting salaries average above the state average, while our overhead expenditures are below state average. Our students regularly perform at or above state average, and our graduation and attendance rates are far above other districts in the state. Mississinewa High School is one of a select few schools across Indiana chosen to participate in the AP TIP IN program. Sponsored by the University of Notre Dame, this program helps to prepare students for college by making advanced placement courses and testing available to our students.

    Our schools offer fine arts and technology to all our students, all-day kindergarten, and Head Start and free and reduced lunch for qualifying students. We also have a free summer lunch program available to all children within our district boundaries. Visit our school web pages to find out more about what we can offer your child.