Current Searches

Check the Current Positions page

  • NEW Burbank Unified School District - Closing Date - February 20, 2015 - Note: this is a new date
  • Carmel Unified School District - Closing Date - February 17, 2015
  • NEW Novato Unified School District - Closing Date - March 23, 2015
  • NEW Paradise Unified School District - Closing Date - March 26, 2015
  • Reed Union Elementary School District - Closing Date - March 16, 2015
  • NEW Rialto Unified School District - Closing Date - March 16, 2015
  • San Bruno Park School District - Closing Date - February 27, 2015
  • University Preparatory School - Open until filled - We request that applications be submitted by January 26, 2015 - Note: this is an extended date
  • NEW WestEd / Director, Common Core Implementation - Open until filled

Completed Searches - 2014

  • Alta Loma School District
  • Anaheim Union High School District
  • Cambrian School District
  • Capistrano Unified School District
  • Central Union High School District
  • Fort Bragg Unified School District
  • Fountain Valley School District
  • Newhall School District
  • Oakland Unified School District
  • Orcutt Union School District
  • Oxford Preparatory Academy
  • Palo Alto Unified School District
  • Pittsburg Unified School District
  • Riverside Unified School District
  • Roseville City School District
  • Sacramento City Unified School District
  • St. Helena Unified School District
  • San Lorenzo Valley USD
  • San Marino Unified School District
  • West Covina Unified School District
  • West San Gabriel Valley SELPA


"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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