Selecting a superintendent of schools is one of the most important functions of a local board of education.The Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) search service was formed to support ongoing efforts to provide local boards of education with the resources needed to effectively and productively govern their districts. GSBA is uniquely qualified to assist school districts in conducting a highly specialized, well-organized search that will attract quality candidates.
GSBA Superintendent Search Process
GSBA’s professional search team advises the board during every step in the search process while ensuring that the local board retains total decision-making control. GSBA helps school boards by responding to requests for information, establishing a search timeline, seeking community input, establishing selection criteria, advertising the announcement of vacancy, checking references, providing interview training, facilitating candidate interviews and finalizing the selection process. GSBA uses a 17-Step search process, providing turnkey services and supporting the local board in maintaining legal compliance and best practice selection techniques as they move through the selection process.
The Application Process
GSBA uses an online application process, enabling applicants to create a new application and/or update a prior application to be considered for a posted superintendent position. There is no general application for Superintendent of Schools.
The application includes general pages where the applicant is expected to provide the following information: Work Experience/Employment, Education, Certification, Statements concerning Achievements, Honors, Interests and Activities, Relevant Life Experiences, Why Superintendent’s Role in Specified District is Desired, Education Philosophy, Professional References and Personal Affirmation.
While an applicant may use the same general pages for any superintendent position, the application also includes specific pages where the applicant is expected to respond in narrative form to each required and preferred criteria listed for the specific superintendent position for which the application is made.
How to Apply
To begin the application process, click on the link below and follow the procedures for registration, including creating a username and password for logging in to the online application.
Need Help? For General Information: Contact the Georgia School Boards Association. For Technical Support: Assistance with logging in or using the application system, use the link below:
Submitting an Application:
An application will remain in active status for at least one year. Applicants will receive notice if the application status changes to inactive. When an application becomes inactive, an applicant may login and reactive the application. To avoid losing information earlier entered, applicants are required to Save the application when making changes. Applicants are reminded to click the Submit button when ready for the application to be processed. To avoid losing information formerly submitted, an application must be completed within 90 days.
GSBA Superintendent Searches Currently in Progress
- Douglas County Schools, Douglasville, GA – Application Deadline: March 19, 2017
Additional Search Information
GSBA is also a member of the National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers (NASS), an organization supported by the National School Boards Association (NSBA). NASS is a nationwide network of experienced search professionals from other state school boards associations. For a list of superintendent vacancies nationwide, as well as additional information on NASS, click the following link:
The following Georgia searches are not being conducted by GSBA. For additional information, click on the school system name.
Pickens County Schools, Jasper, GA – Application Deadline: February 28, 2017
Clayton County Schools, Jonesboro, GA – Application Deadline: March 1, 2017
- Miller County Schools, Colquitt, GA – Application Deadline: March 3, 2017
Clarke County Schools, Athens, GA – Application Deadline: April 3, 2017