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Executive Search Services

When your district needs a superintendent with vision, goals, and experience to lead, let our expert search team support you through every step of the recruiting process.

The Texas Association of School Board (TASB) 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 supporting districts as they search for exceptional superintendents with lofty standards and who will ensure success and excellence for your students, district staff, and community. In addition to searches we conduct for Texas districts, ESS works and builds relationships with superintendent candidates seeking new leadership roles and supports districts that want to conduct their own searches, sharing useful information for conducting the process. 

TASB ESS works with school boards, school districts, and applicants to make sure all parties involved in the superintendent search are taken care of from start to finish, resulting in successful schools with strong leadership.  

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The ESS Search Process 

The ESS Search process isn't as complicated as it may seem. Below are the basic steps of the different stages of the search process.  

Plan and Prioritize 

  • Create timeline. 
  • Assess needs. 
  • Discuss Strategy. 

Develop a Leadership Profile 

  • Listen first. 
  • Define characteristics. 
  • Survey community and staff. 

Open the Search 

  • Advertise opportunity. 
  • Provide applicant tracking tools. 
  • Review career history and achievements. 
  • Identify qualifications. 

Provide Options and Guidance  

  • Compile applications. 
  • Make travel arrangements. 
  • Develop interview questions. 
  • Use VidCruiter for applicant interview process. 
  • Conduct reference inquiries. 

Support Your Choice 

  • Debrief.
  • Make offer and negotiate. 
  • Close the search. 

Ease the Transition 

  • Satisfaction guarantee. 
  • Leadership transition workshop. 
  • Custom teambuilding. 
  • Access to TASB resources and expertise. 
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Executive Search Services Completed Searches

This is a list of completed searches TASB Executive Search Services has conducted over the last seven years.

Membership Information

With deep experience and district connections, the ESS team of experts can conduct statewide and national searches to find the best candidates to lead your team. As an Active TASB Member, your district pays a one-time fee based on its average daily attendance, which includes travel and expenses.  

TASB Active Membership

Active Members consist of the boards of Texas public school districts and education service centers. They have voting privileges in the Association and may participate in all of TASB's services.

Executive Search Services for Applicants

TASB Executive Search Services supports district leaders searching for their next role with a streamlined application and interview process.

Executive Search Services School Boards FAQ

Find answers to your most frequently asked questions about TASB Executive Search Services and how we conduct searches for superintendents and other district leadership positions.

Executive Search Services FAQ for Applicants

Get answers to common questions you may have as you navigate the Executive Search Services application process.

Executive Search Services Contacts

When you need a superintendent to meet your district’s unique needs, TASB’s experienced ESS team is here to guide your district through every step of the recruiting process.

Executive Search Services for School Districts

TASB Executive Search Services offers support and guidance as your district seeks to find highly qualified candidates to fill administrative leadership roles.