Superintendent of the SD School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Basic Information

Date posted: 01/25/2023

Location: Aberdeen, South Dakota

Posted by: SD School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Salary: $110,000- $135,000

Contact Information


306 E Capitol Ave, Suite 200
Pierre, SD 57501



More Details


The successful candidate will have:

  • Master’s degree in education or a related field.
  • South Dakota superintendent endorsement, or the ability to become alternatively certified while pursuing full certification.
  • Three or more years of related experience, preferably in an educational administrator or leadership position; different combinations of education and experience may be acceptable.
  • Professional experience or knowledge concerning the educational needs of students with sensory disabilities is preferred.

Job Description

The SD Board of Regents has an opportunity for an engaging leader to serve as Superintendent for the SD School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (SDSBVI), located in Aberdeen, SD. The Superintendent is responsible for the overall leadership and administration of SDSBVI, including oversight of its state-of-the-art facility, curriculum and educational programming, residential program, outreach services, establishing budget priorities, providing supervision and leadership for faculty and staff, and engaging with a variety of stakeholders including parents, faculty, staff, legislators, school districts and partner institutions to establish programs and services to meet the needs for blind and visually impaired students across the state.

This position will be responsible to ensure that all programs and services are implemented as designed for families, school districts, birth to three programs and educational service providers through on-site instruction at the school and outreach services. This position will also continue the efforts to build external relationships and partnerships and represent SDSBVI for the SD Board of Regents.

The Board is seeking a leader who can:

  • Be forward-thinking and provide a strategic vision for the school and find innovative solutions to problems.
  • Be visible, accessible, and engaging with the school, foundation, advisory council, Board of Regents, parents, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and local school districts.
  • Hold self and others accountable to a high standard of performance.
  • Promotes the success of all students by advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional programs that focus on student outcomes.
  • Encourages and facilitates improvement in teaching and learning through technology and personal and professional development among staff.
  • An excellent and proactive communicator who welcomes using multiple platforms to listen, learn, and inform while keeping staff, parents, students, and community continuously engaged.
  • Foster an educational environment that supports the needs of a diverse population of students that have unique and specialized educational needs.

All candidate materials are due by February 15, 2023. Selected finalists will be interviewed on March 8, 2023 in Aberdeen, SD.