Superintendent Searches

TSBA assists its members by providing a systematic and proven process for finding and hiring a superintendent of schools. TSBA adapts this process to meet the specific needs of a school district depending on which services the Board chooses for us to perform. We will handle virtually all of the process if requested, or provide guidance and assistance on any portion.

TSBA does not participate in the actual selection of a new superintendent… that decision is always made by the board. However, TSBA is available to advise the board on the interview process, how to proceed with an offer and what are standard features of an employment contract. Click here for a list of previous searches conducted by TSBA.

Fee

Superintendent Search Service Plan I: $3,000
Superintendent Search Service Plan II: $7,500
Superintendent Search Service Plan III: $15,000

If you are a candidate who is interested in becoming a Tennessee superintendent, TSBA is now conducting superintendent searches through an online application process. This process will enable candidates to create and update an online profile prior to applying for specific positions. Online profiles will be available to only the applicant and TSBA until such time as the applicant decides to apply for a specific position. It is the responsibility of the applicant to apply for any specific position listed on the website. Once an applicant chooses to apply for a listed position, then in accordance with Tennessee’s Open Records Law, “all application materials received in conjunction with an employment search for a director of schools shall be open for inspection by any citizen of Tennessee.” To establish your pre-employment file, please complete the online profile. Your applications will be retained within the application system indefinitely and can be modified and/or re-submitted by you at any time. To create your online profile, please click the link below:

National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers

TSBA is also a member of the National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers (NASS), a nationwide network of experienced search professionals from other state school boards associations. For a list of superintendent vacancies nationwide, click the following link:

Tennessee Superintendent Searches in Progress by TSBA:

Franklin County
Deadline: January 31, 2023
Brochure

Kingsport City Schools
Deadline: February 3, 2023
Brochure

Sumner County
Deadline: February 24, 2023
Brochure

Other Tennessee Superintendent Searches in Progress:

Cannon County
Deadline: February 9, 2023
Flyer

McKenzie Special School District
Deadline: February 20, 2023
Flyer

Links to Other State Association Vacancies: