Raytown Quality Schools

Superintendent Search- Congratulations to Penelope Martin-Knox

The salary will be in the range of $250,000, depending on education and experience (plus a comprehensive benefits package

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Seeks Superintendent of Schools


-Is an effective communicator, creating strong school and community relations
-Is a trusted leader who values ethics and integrity by practicing moral authorityLeads by example through honest practices
-Is accountable and responsible for actions
-Builds strong diverse teams and promotes teamwork for success for ALL
-Shows transparency by sharing the organization's goals and challenges to promote staff engagement
-Empowers others by promoting team strengths and a "students first" approach
-Makes strategic, high quality decisions with big picture lens while managing district resources
-Provides sustained, systemic, and evidence-based interventions to obtain equitable access to learning for ALL students
-Is politically astute


Eight independent elementary schools consolidated in order to provide the best education for their community in 1903, and more than one hundred sixteen years later, Raytown Quality Schools continuously renews its vision for quality education during an ever exciting time of growth and change. Staff and parents challenge students to strive to reach their academic and social potential, and the District helps provide the programs they need to succeed. Raytown is a fully accredited district by both state and national standards.

Our students are driven, high-achieving and keep the quest for excellence alive and well in Raytown. The District is also home to the 2018 National ProStart Culinary Arts Champions. Culinary students train in the state-of- the-art Herndon Career Center Culinary Institute. The institute is home to the student-run restaurant, Cinder.

Several prestigious local, state, and national designations have been awarded to the District for wellness including the Healthiest Employer in Kansas City award, the Edington CBIZ Next Practice Award for Workplace Wellbeing, and 100 Healthiest Employers to name a few. The Quality Care Clinic and Raytown Schools Wellness Center opened during the 2015-2016 school year. Since the opening of the Raytown Schools Quality Care Clinic, the District has experienced a return on investment of over $2.6 million, which equates to $1.60 avoided for every $1 spent.

The District boasts a robust 1 to 1 device program with support for students of all ages. The District is also recipient of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) Trusted Learning Environment Seal, recognizing the District’s commitment to ensuring the privacy and security of student data, and Common Sense Media certification for taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn.

In an effort to continue to offer quality educational programming for students at all levels, the District has embarked on several program additions and revisions to better serve the youngest learners in Raytown. New Trails Early Learning Center and Three Trails Preschool house a free half-day preschool program open to all 4 year-olds in Raytown.

The District is also known for its quality support systems for teachers both new to the profession and experienced. Extensive staff development with a research base is prevalent throughout all academic areas. Collaboration among educators, parents, and others who live and work in the District boundaries, has created a sense of community, with the common goal being student success.

Raytown has a small town feel with its welcoming and safe environment. Those who have attended Raytown Quality Schools or sent their children to the schools remain its best supporters.

Salary and Benefits

The salary will be in the range of $250,000, depending on education and experience (plus a comprehensive benefits package). The final salary for the successful candidate will be negotiated and determined based upon proven experience, qualifications and meeting the Board of Education's criteria.


The candidate must have or be qualified to obtain superintendent credentials. A candidate with an earned Ed.D or PH.D is preferred. Candidate must live or be willing to relocate to live within the District’s attendance boundaries.

Application Process

Raytown C-2 School District invites applications from qualified individuals. All inquiries should be directed to GR Recruiting. Candidates should not contact the Raytown C-2 School District administrators or Board of Education members. Please request application materials from:

GR Recruiting
6920 Pershing Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63130
Email: info@grrecruiting.com | Web: www.grrecruiting.com Phone: (888) 319-7949

All applications must be submitted electronically to GR Recruiting by January 10, 2022

Deadline and Selection

All materials submitted as part of the superintendent application will remain confidential to the fullest extent allowed by law, which includes board review in a closed session of the school board. After all applications have been reviewed and preliminary interviews are conducted by the consulting firm, the names of the semifinalists will be presented to the Raytown C-2 School District Board of Education for consideration. Selection of candidates for interviews is the sole responsibility of the Board. Persons wishing to be considered for the position should submit an application online including:

A letter of application stating personal qualifications, experiences, and reasons for interest in the position
The online application form and a resume
4 current letters of recommendation

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