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Superintendent Search

General Information

The Board of Education of the Martinez Unified School District is in the process of conducting an Executive Search for purposes of hiring the District’s next Superintendent. James Brown and Sally Frazer of Leadership Associates, an executive search firm, was selected to advise the Board in this important process. 

Please check this webpage for ongoing updates and important announcements regarding this process. 


Martinez Unified School District

Superintendent Search

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the search process work?

The Board of Education is working with Leadership Associates to conduct a rigorous, nationwide search. The Board will seek, receive and consider input from the community, review applications, interview candidates and select the new superintendent.

When will the new Superintendent be hired?

The Board of Education tentatively plans to announce and introduce the new superintendent on or before September 28, 2020, in order for the new superintendent to begin his or her employment by early-mid October. These dates are subject to change as the search process continues.

How and when do parents and other stakeholders weigh-in?

The Board is soliciting input on the characteristics, experience, and skills desired in the next superintendent via online surveys, stakeholder committee meetings, as well as a public input forum (dates TBD).

A community input survey will be available in English and Spanish from Monday, August 3rd to Friday, August 14th.

When will the District share the collected input with the public?

Community survey information will be compiled, summarized, and presented as it is available, on this website.

Who will make the final selection?

By law, the Board of Education is solely responsible for hiring the new superintendent. The Board will seek, receive, and consider input from the community, review applications, interview candidates, and select the new superintendent.

How can the public follow this process? 

Information regarding the superintendent search process, including updates, will be posted on this website. The Board will provide updates regarding the superintendent search at its regularly scheduled board meetings and in press releases.

Can we find out who is applying?

All application materials, including the names of applicants and any other personally identifiable information, are confidential under law.

Leadership Associates has developed an online survey to collect input from all stakeholders about the desired characteristics of the next superintendent. Please take the time to follow the link above and provide your input. The survey will run from August 3rd to August 14th, 2020.

Leadership Associates ha desarrollado una encuesta en línea para recopilar información de todas las partes interesadas sobre las características deseadas del próximo superintendente. Tómese el tiempo para seguir el enlace de arriba y proporcionar su opinión. La encuesta se realizará del 3 al 14 de agosto de 2020.

Search Process