su·​per·​in·​ten·​den·​cy ˌsü-p(ə-)rin-ˈten-dən(t)-sē How to pronounce superintendency (audio)
plural superintendencies
: the office, post, or jurisdiction of a superintendent

Examples of superintendency in a Sentence

superintendency of the polling places is largely carried out by retired citizens currently a faculty member is needed for superintendency of the program
Recent Examples on the Web The superintendency for the largest suburban school district in southwest Ohio became vacant in January 2023, after former superintendent Matt Miller said a board member bullied him out of his position. Bebe Hodges, The Enquirer, 4 May 2024 The California Teachers Assn. and other labor unions spent millions to help get Thurmond elected to the nonpartisan superintendency seat five years ago. Mackenzie Mays, Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2023 Vito Perrone was the first to be offered the superintendency. Adria Watson,, 13 June 2023 Boston had for a long time stood apart from many urban districts nationwide for its steady leadership, beginning with the 11-year superintendency of Thomas Payzant in 1995 and then continuing for another six years with Carol R. Johnson (with an interim leader between the two)., 18 Sep. 2014 So what’s lost by this gender imbalance in the district superintendency? Vicki Phillips, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2023 The last time the district embarked on a national search for a new leader was in 2011, when Hinojosa resigned to take another superintendency in Cobb County, an Atlanta suburb. Dallas News, 13 Jan. 2022 The Plano superintendency, however, is seen by many in education circles as a particularly challenging job, as the district transitions from a high-performing, fast-growth community to an aging suburb, with higher levels of poverty. Dallas News, 26 Jan. 2022 Hoon has a master’s degree in education and certificates in education administration and superintendency. cleveland, 20 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1562, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superintendency was in 1562

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“Superintendency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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su·​per·​in·​ten·​den·​cy ˌsü-p(ə-)rin-ˈten-dən-sē How to pronounce superintendency (audio)
plural superintendencies
: the office or post of a superintendent
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