Superintendent Search

The HUUSD has begun a search for its next superintendent. The Board approved the timeline below, which should lead to the appointment of a new superintendent in early February. The new superintendent will start on July 1, 2022.  

Superintendent Search Timeline

  1. Board hires search consultant. During the summer of 2021, the Board hired the national search firm MacPherson & Jacobson to assist in the search process. Here is a link to their proposal.
  2. Board approves timeline. On September 15, the Board approved this timeline for the search.
  3. Draft job description. A temporary Board committee is drafting a job description and contract in September and October. The Board will review it at the 10/13/21 Board meeting and approve it at the 11/17/21 Board meeting.
  4. Identify structure for search committee. At the 10/13/21 Board meeting, the Board will meet with search consultant Dr. John Gratto to discuss the type of structure to use to review applications and conduct first round interviews. This will be finalized at the 10/27/21 Board meeting.
  5. Get community input on superintendent qualifications. Input will be organized around 4 key questions:
    1. What makes our community a good place to live?
    2. What makes this a good school district - for students and staff?
    3. What are the issues that a new superintendent needs to know about as he or she comes into the district?
    4. What skills, qualities and characteristics will the new superintendent need to be successful?
      • Input at this stage will be collected two ways:
      1. Online survey open November 1st - 10th
      2. Stakeholder meetings via Zoom on Monday November 8th and Tuesday November 9th. 
        • Community Members (11/8 & 11/9 from 7:00-8:30 PM;
        • 11/8 Zoom link and 11/9 Zoom Link)
        • High School Students (1 hour)
        • Teachers (11/8 from 3:45 - 4:45PM; Zoom link)
        • Support staff (11/9 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM; Zoom link)
        • Administrators (11/9 from 9 - 10 AM)
          • Dr. Gratto will synthesize findings from survey and Zoom meetings into a report for the Board. The Board will use the input to finalize qualifications for the new superintendent at the 11/17/21 Board meeting.
  6. Advertise position nationally. The job will be advertised locally and nationally beginning December 7. Applications will be due by January 4, 2022. All members of our HUUSD community are encouraged to share the job posting and help to spread the word in order to encourage a wide pool of qualified applicants to apply.