Southeast Delco School District

Southeast Delco School District Superintendent Search


The Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) is pleased to conduct the search for the next Superintendent of the Southeast Delco School District.

The Southeast Delco School District, located in the southwestern suburbs of Philadelphia, serves a 4 square mile area of 32,000 residents in the communities of Collingdale, Darby Township, Folcroft, and Sharon Hill. One of the most densely populated areas in Pennsylvania, Southeast Delco schools serve a diverse population: 74% of students are African American, 17% are Caucasian, 2% are Asian/Pacific Islander, and 2% are Hispanic. Over 150 Limited English Proficient (LEP) students speak more than 20 languages. A growing number of students meet the state criteria for immigrant status or have limited formal schooling prior to enrolling in Southeast Delco schools. Six schools in the district educate a student enrollment of approximately 4,350 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. An additional 410 students are educated in out of district schools for students with special needs or in charter schools. Educating and providing services to the students required 303 professional staff, 286 support staff, and 27 administrators for the 2018-19 school-year.

If your leadership abilities and interests align with the vision, mission, and shared values of the district, and you meet the requirements below, you are invited to apply:


The mission of the Southeast Delco School District is to nurture, educate, and challenge students to become lifelong learners, possessing knowledge, compassion, and a desire to serve the global community.


The Southeast Delco School District fosters a student-centered learning environment in which students are problem-solvers, informed decision-makers, as well as collaborative and cooperative learners. All students have access to powerful technological tools which enable them to make connections between knowledge and understanding. In this stimulating atmosphere, access to information and communication with others is unlimited. This nurturing environment provides a quality education by which all our students can achieve academic excellence.

Shared Values:

Family and Community

  • We believe the family is the first teacher. We believe the community is the first classroom. We are committed to drawing upon the strength and input of families in making education work for the students and communities we serve.

Quality Education is the Right of Every Child

  • We believe every student is entitled to a quality, challenging educational experience preparing each for success in life. We believe that every student's potential must be nurtured with the care and the direction of excellent schools, good programs, and a healthy environment.

High Expectations for All

  • We believe every student and staff member is expected to strive continually toward

Diversity of Opinion and Culture

  • We believe a diverse student body helps prepare children for citizenship in a multicultural democracy. We take pride in our culturally diverse communities and draw strength and lessons from the views of

Requirements: PA Superintendent Letter of Eligibility (Out of State - Eligible for PA Letter)

Doctorate in Education preferred; Prior experience as a central office administrator (prefer prior experience of Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent in a suburban/urban school district).

Compensation: The total compensation package is competitive.

To learn more about the Southeast Delco School District click here: For additional information about this opportunity contact Dr. Maria Edelberg, Executive Director, Delaware County Intermediate Unit at 610-938-9000 ext. 2056 or at

Equal Opportunity Employer

To apply, please click HERE!

Application Deadline: March 31, 2020