The Tahoma School District Board of Directors will negotiate a compensation and benefit package that is regionally competitive based on education and experience.
Tahoma School District seeks a Superintendent to provide dynamic leadership for our students, staff, families, and community. The Tahoma School District empowers, educates, and encourages each student to develop skills that will showcase their highest successes with an interest in being a lifelong learner. The Superintendent position presents an exciting opportunity to take on a leadership role that will ensure a stable district-wide culture where students are valued, families feel supported and our community is involved. The Tahoma School District encourages candidates who have successfully managed district operations effectively while building unity and trust among all stakeholders with full transparency to apply for this honorable position.
Letters of Recommendation from a Minimum of Three References
Superintendent Begins: July 1, 2024
Strengths and Opportunities
Pending: The Tahoma School Board has selected the search firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) to gather input from students, staff, parents, and community members regarding strengths and challenges facing the district as well as the most important leadership qualities and characteristics participants believe the school board should consider in selecting the next superintendent. This input will be used to develop a Leadership Profile Report that will be shared with the public and prospective candidates in late November. The report will also be used by the Board Directors in making screening and selection decisions.
Is a consensus builder, a clear communicator who listens effectively, has experience forging relationships with community and business while working towards common goals, and is experienced in working with a Board of Directors
A demonstrated history of responsive and transparent customer service as a leader
Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
Aware of recent state legislation for public schools and corresponding local impacts
Exceptional leadership and management skills
Possesses a thorough understanding of finance and budget processes
Dedicated to keeping students first, understands his/her primary responsibility is providing a quality education for all students, and is someone who will listen to and involve the students
Successful experience as a Superintendent
Current State Superintendent Certification (or willingness to obtain)
Prior successful experience as a school administrator
District experience with operations, financial services, transportation, food services, and facilities with the ability to maximize resources
Established in 1987, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) is one of the oldest and largest search firms having assisted more than 1,600 school boards select exceptionally talented leadership in school systems across the nation, large and small, urban and rural. HYA’s reputation and experience make it one of the preeminent school search firms in the nation and a standard which others often emulate. HYA Associates are located across the country to conveniently serve clients and are thus uniquely qualified to bring local – as well as national – perspectives, knowledge, experience, and connections to each search.