The mission of the Georgia School Boards Association is to ensure excellence in the governance of local school systems by providing leadership, advocacy and services, and by representing the collective resolve of Georgia’s elected boards of education.


Superintendent Search Service

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.

New Application Software

GSBA is moving to a new application platform- Revelus.

Please review our instructions on creating an account before starting an application submission. 

Superintendent Search Status Report

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.

Superintendent Candidate 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:

Request Technical Help


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

Superintendent searches are being conducted by GSBA in the district(s) below.

*Please note we have switched to a new application platform. Find instructions on creating a profile and using this system here.

Lee County Superintendent Search has been extended.

View the Announcement:

Link to the Application:

Deadline June 11, 2023

Additional Search Information

GSBA is also a member of the National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers (NASS). 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.

COSSBA Search Announcement

The Consortium of State School Boards Association has initiated a search for its first national Executive Director. Founded in 2022, COSSBA is a 501c3 nonprofit.  The Executive Director will be a virtual/ remote position with significant national travel.

Our core purpose is to serve and empower a national, non-partisan alliance of state school boards associations that are dedicated to ensuring public school board leaders obtain high quality training and support in order to provide excellent and equitable public education in local communities throughout the Nation.

COSSBA’s mission is to be a non-partisan, national alliance dedicated to sharing resources and information to support, promote and strengthen state school boards associations.  We represent twenty-three states (and growing) from across the United States.  Our members serve the largest collection of school board directors and students. Membership and participation is open to all state school boards associations.

Serving as the chief executive officer for COSSBA, the Executive Director is responsible for the general management of the organization under the supervision of a national board of directors, The ED will represent and act on behalf of the Consortium with member state associations, other state and national organizations, appropriate agencies, and other stakeholder groups.

Learn more about COSSBA and download our detailed position announcement at  Initial interviews will be conducted virtually with finalists invited to meet the search committee and board in December.  Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a CV, letter of interest, compensation expectations and four professional references to:


Please direct any questions concerning the searches or the process to Dr. Samuel T. King, Director of Superintendent Searches, or his executive assistant Mary Bailey by email or phone at 770-995-4384.