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About ESS

Education leadership team experts

The Texas Association of School Board’s (TASB's) Executive Search Services (ESS) has been building successful leadership teams in Texas school districts for more than 30 years. We know the education landscape and are dedicated to finding exceptional leaders to ensure success and excellence for your students, district staff, and community.

We have more experience than any other superintendent search firm in Texas, having assisted over half of all Texas school districts, many of which are repeat customers, in hiring quality superintendents.

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Our expertise, your choice

Who you hire as your superintendent is ultimately the board's decision, but let us support you and do the work to find strong candidates with a vision, goals, and experience that align with your district’s culture and priorities.

We go the extra mile to make long-term and successful placements. More than 90 percent of the superintendents ESS has placed in the past three years are still in their districts. Learn more about our process.

We know Texas

With more than 100 Texas district superintendent positions filled with our assistance over the last five years, we understand the process and recognize the individual needs of each district.

Our deep local knowledge and education-specific expertise in addition to our years of experience will serve you well during your executive search process. Learn more about our team.

All-inclusive rate, with a guarantee

You’ll find tremendous value in our all-inclusive, one-time fee based on your district's average daily attendance, which includes travel and expenses. We can even add other custom services into your inclusive rate upon request. With our straightforward pricing, you'll receive the TASB Executive Search Services guarantee:

  • We will continue the search until a satisfactory candidate is hired by the board.
  • 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.

Contact us

Email or call 800.580.8272 for a custom plan to suit your district's needs.