Where We Excel

Hands-on, relationship-focused service

We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with districts and applicants, ushering everyone through each step of the process and easing minds along the way. We value your time and your opinions and will always do our best to make you feel heard and understood throughout the search.

Deep local knowledge

Our Texas roots run deep, and we know the education landscape and climate around the state better than any other search agency. Rest assured that whether you are a rural, urban, or suburban district we understand your needs and will customize your search based on our knowledge and your priorities.

Education industry specialization

Superintendent and education leadership searches are our sole focus. We have spent decades familiarizing ourselves with the specifics of the industry, and we know which qualities and qualifications make the most successful district leaders. Allow us to use our expertise to help you find your next great superintendent.

Personalized and thorough search process

We have spent more than thirty years placing superintendents, and no two searches have ever been the same. While we have refined our steps and strategies over time, we know the most important part of the process is listening to and understanding the specific needs of your district. Let’s come up with a custom search plan together.

Follow-through beyond the hire

Our support doesn’t end abruptly once you make your decision and finalize your hire. We are here for the long haul to ensure success for your district. We offer facilitation sessions to help ease the transition, setting your district up for long term success.

Unique satisfaction guarantee

We stand by our work and feel certain you will be satisfied with our services. If the superintendent leaves within two years of hiring, ESS will reopen the search with no additional consulting fee. The district will cover only the travel and expenses.