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Superintendent Search

ISBA Superintendent Search Services


Is a Superintendent Search in your future?  ISBA is excited to offer expanded services for superintendent search efforts and options that include in-state, contiguous state, or nation-wide application coverage.  These expanded search options are possible through ISBA’s association with the National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers (NASS).


Because of increasingly busy obligations, many boards are finding that some assistance in specific areas of the superintendent search enables them to concentrate more fully on the most important aspect of the process, that of interviewing and selection.  To better serve those needs, ISBA offers a menu of services at very reasonable, competitive pricing and the best part is that you can tailor our services to fit the specific areas where your board needs assistance.  ISBA services are designed to augment the board’s activities to smooth and expedite the process and you pick only those services you need or want ISBA to provide, such as:


  • Developing a search timeline
  • Facilitating staff and community input forums
  • Developing candidate requirements
  • Developing the application
  • Advertising position
  • Developing a salary and fringe package with board input
  • Developing interview questions with board input
  • Receiving  applications
  • Scheduling  interviews based on board selections
  • Providing guidance on how to do background checks
  • Facilitating final offer process
  • Follow-up with Board/Superintendent training session*

*mandatory for guarantee of service


Call to schedule a meeting with an ISBA representative to share our long-standing, proven process for finding your next superintendent.  The search manual and initial meeting is absolutely free!  ISBA guarantees that, in every way, the Board maintains control of the search process.  Our responsibility is to guide the process, assist in key areas if needed, and most importantly, do everything within our ability to ensure that your Board finds the right, best person to serve as your next superintendent.


Nothing is more important to a school board than to find and retain the most highly qualified superintendent to serve their school corporation and ISBA is eager to show how we can serve your interests.  That’s what ISBA does; we represent school boards and we can provide the services that support your school boards’ best interests in the superintendent search process.  Let us share how we can help you.


Want more information?

Michael T. Adamson, Ed.D.
Director of Board Services
Indiana School Boards Association
One North Capitol, Suite 1215
Indianapolis, IN  46204-2225
317-639-0330 Ext. 109


*SSS Guarantee – Complete the Board/Superintendent Training Session within 90 days of placement and if a superintendent vacancy occurs within 18 months, ISBA will perform duplicate search services for expenses only.