Current Searches

Check the Current Positions page

  • Bakersfield City School District - Closes February 16, 2015
  • NEW Bakersfield City SD/Asst. Supt., Academic Improvement & Accountability - Closing date to be determined
  • Capistrano Unified School District, Asst. Supt., Human Resources - Open Until Filled
  • NEW Newark Unified School District - Closes March 14, 2016
  • NEW Palm Springs Unified School District - Closes March 14, 2016
  • Plumas County Unified School District - Closes February 8, 2016
  • NEW San Jose Unified School District - Closes March 14, 2016
  • NEW Santa Rosa City Schools - Closing date to be determined

Completed Searches - 2015

  • Azusa Unified School District/CBO
  • Bear Valley Unified School District
  • Brea Olinda Unified School District
  • Burbank Unified School District
  • Castaic Union School District
  • Cabrillo School District
  • CCEE/Executive Director
  • Carmel Unified School District
  • Central Union High School District
  • Cypress School District
  • Del Norte County USD
  • Duarte Unified School District
  • Franklin-McKinley School District
  • Lucia Mar Unified School District
  • Moreland School District
  • Mountain View Los Altos HSD
  • Novato Unified School District
  • Oakley Union School District
  • Pajaro Valley USD/CBO
  • Paramount Unified School District
  • Reed Union Elementary SD
  • Rialto Unified School District
  • San Bernardino COE/Asst. Supt. HR
  • San Bruno Park School District
  • San Mateo Union HSD
  • 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
  • Are organized and have excellent follow-through
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