sup search

The Standard School Board is in the process of conducting an Executive Search for the District’s next Superintendent.

Leadership Associates, an executive search firm, was selected to advise the Board in this important process. 

Updates will be provided on this webpage throughout this process.

Click here for the Superintendent Job Description.

Superintendent Search Update

A Message from the Board President:

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to provide an update on the Superintendent Search.

On April 21, trustees met with our search consultants from Leadership Associates to screen, assess, and evaluate applicants. On April 30 we interviewed multiple highly-qualified candidates during an all-day interview process. Then on May 3 and May 9 we met again to discuss our search.

The Board has decided to reopen the Superintendent Search. In the meantime, please know that we are keeping the interests of the Standard School District community at the forefront of our decision-making. We will continue to keep you informed throughout the process and make an announcement once a Superintendent is secured.

-May 10, 2022

Search at a Glance


Invitation to Input Sessions

Stakeholder Input Schedule

Board of Trustees

Pamela Jacobsen, President

Vanessa Mazer, Clerk

Sal Arias, Trustee Representative

Lucy Williams, Member

Vacancy Area 4, Member

Frequently Asked Questions

1) How does the search process work?

The Board is working with Leadership Associates to conduct a rigorous, nationwide search. The Board will seek, receive, consider and review all input from the community, review all candidate applications, interview those candidates determined by the Board and select the new Superintendent. 

2) When will the new Superintendent be hired?

The Board will approve and publish a timeline that will reflect these details. Please check back if the timeline is not yet posted. These dates are subject to change as the search process continues.

3) How and when do parents and other stakeholders weigh-in?

The Board will be soliciting input on the characteristics, experience, and skills desired in the next Superintendent via an online survey and stakeholder conference sessions. 

4) When will the District share the collected input with the public?

All information gathered will be presented to the Board and then compiled, summarized, and incorporated into the Superintendent Position Profile / Description, which will be published here following the Board review.  

5) Who will make the final selection?

By law, the Board is solely responsible for hiring the new Superintendent. The Board will seek, receive, and consider all input from the community, review all applications, interview those candidates determined by the Board, and select the new Superintendent.

6) How can the public follow this process? 

Updates regarding the Superintendent search process will be posted here. The Board will also provide updates at its regularly scheduled board meetings and future press releases.

7) Can we find out who is applying?

All application materials, including the names of applicants and any other personally identifiable information, are confidential under law.