Current Searches

Check the Current Positions page

  • Bear Valley Unified School District - Closes October 19, 2015
  • NEW Castaic Union School District - Closing date to be determined
  • Paramount Unified School District - Closes October 12, 2015

Completed Searches - 2015

  • Azusa Unified School District/CBO
  • Brea Olinda Unified School District
  • Burbank Unified School District
  • Cabrillo School District
  • CCEE/Executive Director
  • Carmel Unified School District
  • Central Union High School District
  • Cypress School District
  • Del Norte County Unified School District
  • Duarte Unified School District
  • Franklin-McKinley School District
  • Lucia Mar Unified School District
  • Moreland School District
  • Mountain View Los Altos High School District
  • Novato Unified School District
  • Oakley Union School District
  • Pajaro Valley USD/CBO
  • Reed Union Elementary School District
  • Rialto Unified School District
  • San Bernardino COE/Asst. Supt. HR
  • San Bruno Park School District
  • San Mateo Union High School District
  • San Ramon Valley USD/HS Principal
  • University Preparatory School
  • Ventura Unified School District
  • WestEd/Gates


"Providing the highest quality candidates to meet the needs of your district"

Leadership Associates, as California’s premier executive search firm, has assisted school boards in their selection of superintendents in more than 300 California school districts and organizations since 1996. We have also assisted other educational organizations in the selection of their executive leaders.

Selecting your new superintendent, your CEO, is the most important decision you will make. Our firm has the experience and expertise to help you make the right decision for your students, district and community.

The process we use produces consistently positive outcomes for the Board, staff and community. The districts and organizations we have served range from small elementary to large unified districts and other educational and non-profit organizations.

We are proud of the fact that school boards are highly satisfied with our assistance in finding quality candidates from which to select. We work for the Board of Trustees. The Board is in charge of the process and the selection. The search process is an opportunity for the Board to solidify their own teamwork and set the direction for the future.

Boards of Trustees select our firm for many reasons, including our record of success, our experience & skill, our network, and our integrity.

Mission Statement

To Provide Boards of Education with the highest quality candidates who meet the needs of their district.

As life-long California educators, we:

  • Are dedicated to public education
  • Know what it takes to be a successful superintendent
  • Know the field of current and potential superintendents
  • Are former superintendents of districts from very small to very large
  • Have connections with leaders throughout the state and country - critical for recruiting and reference checking
  • Participate actively in leadership organizations throughout the state and nation
  • Live in various parts of California
  • Take only the number of searches we can do well
  • Charge one all-inclusive price
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