Superintendent Searches

For more than twenty-five years TSBA has been assisting 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.

For an overview of TSBA’s superintendent search process, click on the search packet link below:

TSBA Superintendent Search Packet

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 application prior to applying for specific positions. These online applications 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 application. Your application 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:

Superintendent Candidate Online Application/Profile

TSBA is also a member of the National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers (NASS) an organization supported by the National School Boards Association (NSBA).  NASS is a nationwide network  of experienced search professionals from other state school boards associations.  For a  list of superintendent vacancies nationwide, as well as a brochure and additional information on NASS, click the following link:

National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers

For a listing of previous searches conducted by TSBA, click on the following link:

Tennessee Superintendent Searches in Progress by TSBA

Other Tennessee Superintendent Searches in Progress

Other State Association Superintendent Searches in Progress