Superintendent Search

  • The Frederick County School Board is conducting a national search for the next Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools. The Board has contracted BWP & Associates to assist in the search process. BWP & Associates has conducted more than 45 successful superintendent searches over the past several years and has more than 15 years of experience conducting superintendent searches in Virginia. The School Board expects to finalize the search and have the new Superintendent officially assume the job in the Spring of 2023.   

    BWP & Associates is using a four-step process to conduct the superintendent search.

    Step 1- Specification

    • Engage employees and the community in discussion
    • Identify the experiences, qualities and skills the next superintendent must possess and demonstrate
    • Create leadership profile and description
    • Seek School Board approval of profile and post vacancy
    • Begin recruiting candidates

    Step 2- Recruitment

    • Goal- find outstanding candidates
    • Advertisements in national publications and websites
    • Nominations from extensive network
    • Personal Contacts

    Step 3- Assessment

    • Review online applications and other documentation
    • Identify group for further consideration
    • Conduct informal interviews
    • Conduct formal and informal reference checks

    Step 4- Selection

    • BWP & Associates will present a slate of candidates to the School Board
    • School Board selects candidate for initial and final interviews
    • BWP & Associates provides information and materials to assist Board with interviews

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