Superintendent Search

Sucessful education systems depend on exceptional leaders. Hiring of a superintendent is the most important decision of a board. The VSBA is pleased to provide comprehensive superintendent search services to assist boards in this all-important endeavor.


The VSBA will work with a district to identify an experienced search consultant to guide the entire process. Throughout the process, the board sets criteria and retains control of key decisions, with the VSBA assuring that a healthy process is established and facilitated, and key details are completed in an effective and timely way.

Let us help you find your 
needle in a hay stack.
Search services include:
Why use the Vermont School Boards Association?
  • The VSBA knows Vermont education. We know the complexities of Vermont’s system.


  • The VSBA is often connected with the board through other supports and services and can quickly get up to speed in moving forward with an effective process.


  • The VSBA has countless connections within the Vermont education community which can help in assuring the best possible match between the needs of a district and the strengths of particular candidates.

  • Facilitation of all essential tasks

  • Working with the SU/SD board to organize a projected timeline, budget, screening committee selection process and screening committee charge

  • Assisting with the development of a community needs assessment

  • Assisting with advertising through various media resources

  • Developing screening committee meeting agendas and interview schedules

  • Assuring effective communication with all applicants

  • Guiding the screening process

  • Organizing the reference check process

  • Manage semi-finalist and finalist visits to the community

  • Coordinating the search process with the Secretary of Education

  • When requested, assisting the board with the development of a goal-setting/evaluation session

For further information or to request assistance with a search, contact:
Susan Holson, VSBA Director of Education Services, 800-244-8722 or

Vermont School Boards Association

2 Prospect Street, Suite 4

Montpelier, VT 05602

Phone: 800-244-8722   Fax: 802-223-0098

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