NN School Board announces superintendent search
Posted: May 8, 2023
The Newport News School Board announced that it will begin the process of hiring a new superintendent to join them in the mission of ensuring that all students graduate college, career and citizen-ready. The Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) has been selected to assist the board in the search for the next highly qualified leader for the school division.
The community's voice was instrumental in defining leadership characteristics and qualifications of the next superintendent of NNPS. The School Board held four public hearings and administered a public survey to gather input.
"Hiring a new superintendent is the most important task a school board will engage in and this is a responsibility that we take very seriously," said School Board Chair Lisa Surles-Law. "We are seeking a highly qualified leader to move the school division forward by accelerating academic achievement and improving the climate and culture across the school division while ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff."
Superintendent Search Application Information
After seeking input from its Board members, parents, staff, students and community, the Newport News School Board seeks an educational leader with outstanding qualifications and characteristics:
- Experience as a principal is required.
- Experience as a teacher is strongly preferred.
- Experience working at the director level or higher is required.
- Experience as an assistant superintendent or equivalent position is preferred.
- Highly qualified candidates will have prior Superintendent experience.
- An earned doctorate is required.
The successful candidate will have evidence of significant accomplishment within a comparably demanding public school setting.
Newport News School Board Superintendent Search Timeline
March 22, 2023
Announcement to the public of Superintendent Search
April 13, 2023 (6:00 p.m.)
Public Hearing at Menchville High School
April 17, 2023 (6:00 p.m.)
Public Hearing at Woodside High School
April 20, 2023 (5:30 p.m.)
NNPS Staff Public Hearing at Warwick High School
April 22, 2023 (10 a.m.)
Public Hearing at Heritage High School
April 23, 2023
Deadline for Surveys
April 25, 2023
Board Meets to establish qualifications
April 26, 2023
Provide established qualifications to VSBA
May 1 - May 26, 2023
June 7, 2023 (4 p.m.)
Second meeting with the VSBA
June 12-27, 2023
Interviews with candidates
Announcement of person selected