Superintendent Search

Process Timeline

February 5-18: Survey Window

February 11-18: Focus Groups

March 14: Application Deadline

March 16-30: Screening of Applicants and Preliminary Interviews

March 31: Screening Committee recommends Finalists to the School Committee

April 11-15: Finalist Interviews with School Committee

April 25: Superintendent Selection

Process Updates

Look here for updates on our position search

  • 3/11/22 - The Successful Candidate Profile which reports the results of the community outreach portion of the superintendent search process is complete and can be accessed here. This document will be used to inform the candidate selection process.

  • 2/08/22 - The Smithfield School Committee invites you to provide input regarding the characteristics believed to be important in the next Superintendent of Schools. Please complete this survey by February 18th.

Apply for the Position


The School Committee of Smithfield, RI invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Superintendent of Schools. The town of Smithfield is located 11 miles northwest of Providence and covers 26.7 square miles. The Town is strategically located within a 50-minute drive of Boston and less than one hour from Rhode Island’s finest beaches. Smithfield is home to Bryant University, a top business school. Smithfield was founded in 1730 and is currently home to approximately 21,000 people. The Smithfield School District is a comprehensive PK to 12 system serving approximately 2,400 students. The district is comprised of five schools: three K-5 elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The district’s elementary schools have been newly renovated and expanded. The FY 2022 school district operating budget is $39.2 million. There are also strong community partnerships that support the district’s goals and expected outcomes.

For additional information about the school district, please refer to
the district website at:

The successful candidate must have demonstrated strong leadership skills, a focus on academic excellence, and support for every learner to achieve their full potential. This outstanding leader should have a record of building successful teams and developing strong collaborative relationships.

The position offers an opportunity to lead a district that has:
•Newly renovated elementary schools
•Dedication to continuous improvement and professional learning
•Newly adopted high-quality math and ELA materials/curricula
•85% inclusion rate of students with disabilities 80% or more of the time
•94% four-year graduation rate
•Six Career and Technical Education programs
•A Blue Ribbon Elementary School
•Dedication to athletics, arts, and technology
•Active parent groups and booster organizations
•Strong community support and relationships with community organizations

Qualifications: Qualified candidates must have strong communication skills and highly-evolved interpersonal skills, as evidenced by effective communication and collaboration with a variety of constituent groups.

An advanced graduate degree is preferred, and a master’s degree is required. A Rhode Island Superintendent license or eligibility for license is necessary. The Smithfield School Committee will offer a competitive contract with a regionally competitive salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience, along with a generous benefits package.

The deadline for submitting applications is March 14, 2022. Preliminary interviews are planned to begin by the end of March 2022. The start date for this position is July 1, 2022.

Interested candidates should contact:

Dr. Sally Dias/Dr. Arthur Bettencourt
Smithfield Superintendent Search,
New England School Development Council
28 Lord Road, Marlborough, MA 01752

Phone: 508-481-9444; Email:

To access the application, please visit and
click on the Executive Search tab or go to:

  • Position Type: Full-time

  • Positions Available: 1

  • Job Category : Administrator > Superintendent

Contact Information

  • NESDEC EXECUTIVE SEARCH , Search Consultants

  • 28 Lord Road

  • Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752