Recruiting, developing, and retaining great leaders is essential to improving student outcomes. Boards of education and superintendents must align efforts and lead the school system toward a clear and compelling vision for student success. Among governing boards most important duties is selecting a chief executive that will advance the priorities of the community and ensure all students reach their full potential.
ECRA Group’s HYA Executive Search Division, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, takes a research-based approach to matching the right leader with the goals and priorities of the school system and its community. Our disciplined and inclusive approach to community engagement ensures all stakeholders have the opportunity to be part of the search process.
HYA’s process is built around the following phases:
Appointing a new leader is the first step toward accomplishing organizational and student goals for success. However, newly appointed leaders must be provided support services to be effective in their role, and boards of education need the tools necessary to govern the progress of the organization and evaluate the superintendent. HYA provides a variety of transition services to support school systems with newly appointed leaders, including, but not limited to:
- Board Governance Workshop
- Board Goal Setting and Superintendent Evaluation
- Executive Coaching
- Strategic Planning
- Governance Dashboards
In addition to searching for Superintendents, HYA actively recruits assistant superintendents, principals, chief financial officers, chief information officers and other administrative positions.