LPS Board of Education Hires Superintendent Search Firm

During its special meeting Thursday, September 15, 2022, the LPS Board of Education interviewed the following two superintendent search firm finalists:

  • Ray and Associates
  • Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA)

Board members noted that both firms were highly skilled and had solid processes. After interviews and deliberation, the Board took action to hire Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) to facilitate finding the next LPS superintendent. There was consensus among Board members that HYA has exceptional processes and experience, detailed timelines, and greater accessibility, which make them a better fit for LPS. 

Board members thanked representatives from both firms who were present in person and virtually during interviews.

Next Steps
The Board of Education will meet with HYA to create an LPS profile, develop a specific timeline for community input, plan vacancy postings, and outline the interview/selection process.

Search Firm Candidates

The following superintendent search firms submitted proposals to the Board of Education:

The Board reviewed proposals in open session during its meeting September 8, 2022 (watch here). The Board interviewed search firm finalists in open session during a special Board of Education meeting on September 15, 2022 (watch here).

 

The Search Process

August 11, 2022

The Littleton Public Schools Board of Education is seeking a qualified, collaborative, and experienced executive search firm to assist the Board in its search for a new superintendent. The Board wishes to have a new superintendent selected in the February/March 2023 timeframe. Current superintendent Brian Ewert has announced his intention to retire at the conclusion of the 2022–2023 school year.

The Board of Education is committed to a superintendent search process that is transparent, inclusive, collaborative, thorough, strategic and forward-thinking, organized and professional. 

Hiring a national search firm:

  • Ensures the involvement of multiple stakeholder groups throughout the community;
  • Focuses on collaboration, input and feedback;
  • Casts a wide net of highly qualified candidates from across the nation;
  • Provides the Board of Education with information needed to make an informed decision; and
  • Provides a springboard for the Board of Education and the incoming superintendent for planning and vision casting. 

Questions?

Contact Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates:
Mike Richie, mikerichie[at]hyasearch[dot]com
Heather Williams, heatherwilliams[at]hyasearch[dot]com
Scott Siegfried, scottsiegfried[at]hyasearch[dot]com
 

Contact Littleton Public Schools:
Diane Leiker
Chief Communications Officer
dleiker[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us

Timeline

Calendar with alarm clock image

September 15, 2022; 5 p.m.
Special Meeting of the Board of Education: Board interviews superintendent search firm finalists, deliberates, possibly announces a selection

Board of Education chooses Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates.
View the agreement with HYA
Watch Meeting

Ray and Associates Proposal, part 1
Ray and Associates Proposal, part 2
Ray and Associates Presentation

Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates Proposal
Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates Presentation

September 8, 2022; 5 p.m.
Board of Education Workshop: Board reviews submitted superintendent search firm proposals, chooses finalists 
Watch Meeting

August 31, 2022
Proposal Submission deadline

August 15, 2022
Board of Education posts Request For Proposals for a superintendent search firm on Bid Net

August 11, 2022, 6:30 p.m.
Board of Education meeting: action item - Search Firm RFP
Watch Meeting
View search firm RFP as approved

August 11, 2022, 5 p.m.
Board of Education Workshop: Request For Proposals for a superintendent search firm
Watch Workshop 

June 9, 2022
Board of Education discussion: Superintendent Search Process/Tentative Timeline
Watch Meeting
View Presentation