Responsibilities of a School Superintendent

A 30+-year veteran of the New York state school system, Carl Militello most recently served as superintendent of the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District in New York. In this capacity, Carl Militello improved the performance levels of more than 4,100 students by instituting innovative programs such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.), Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT), and the McGraw Hill math program.

Here are a few of the responsibilities of a school superintendent:

**Administrative duties—As the only employee hired by the school board, the school superintendent is responsible for administrative duties such as preparing the annual school budget, reviewing the instructional program, and preparing applications and reports for state and federal agencies.

**Educational leadership—The superintendent is responsible for assessing the school curriculum, ensuring compliance with policies of the school board and the Department of Education, and providing professional development programs for district employees.

**Community involvement—The superintendent interacts with news media, social service agencies, and other community organizations that have an interest in public education. Additionally, the superintendent is responsible for informing the local community about the school’s progress in reaching its goals and objectives.