Schools are hubs of their surrounding communities, so when a leadership position is open, it’s vital that candidates are the right fit for your district. Utilizing best practices, strategy guidance, along with cognitive and behavioral assessments, PSBA will lead your team through each step of the executive search process while focusing on the priorities of your board. PSBA offers a range of help, from search assistance to comprehensive guidance through the onboarding of the selected candidate.

Selecting a superintendent is critically important, as this is the sole position a board directly hires (not through recommendation). Don’t leave your search to chance — work with PSBA for proven results. Here are just a few of the clear benefits of PSBA’s Executive/Superintendent Search Services:

Candidates placed by PSBA remain in their role for an average of 4.5 years! (This average is increasing.) Our higher success/retention rate will save you and your board time and disruption to the operation of the district. 

We are with you until a candidate is placed. Our service is a flat fee no matter the duration. Should your selected candidate leave for any reason within the first 12 months, we conduct the search again for 25% of the original fee. 

We have the broadest pool from which your district’s best-suited candidate will come. Our database extends to all corners of Pennsylvania and beyond. We currently have more than 800 candidates that have submitted profiles indicating interest in a Pennsylvania superintendent position. We supplement this with our statewide networks and database 

With more than 125 years of experience, we're well-versed on every nuance of the important relationship between superintendents and school boards. And we’ve been working successfully with districts as they conduct executive searches and other human resource-related functions for 35 years. Our expertise runs deep! Beyond the knowledgeable HR Services team, we have legal, policy and communications experts to address any challenge with relevant guidance and professionalism. 

Our objective is to get you to your best selection for superintendent. Our partnership with you is for the long haul, and together, we will set a strategies-based timeline that meets your needs. 

Our sole interest is the success of school boards. We have a long history of supporting school boards and their unique and important role as the governance team. We have great confidence in our ability to meet any challenge a search presents as we have the expertise and resources of the association behind us and therefore, behind you.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Senior Director of Board Services and Training Shane Pagnotti at (717) 590-5650 or Board Services Manager Erin Eckerd at (717) 506-2450, ext. 3728.