PSD Superintendent Search

Superintendent Search Fort Collins, Colorado

The Poudre School District Board of Education is undergoing a search for the next permanent district superintendent.

The board's goal is for the new superintendent to start July 2021, so they are in place to lead at the start of the 2021-22 school year and beyond. Dr. Todd Lambert is serving as interim superintendent for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. 

Members of our communities will have an opportunity to provide input during that search. More information about the engagement process will be shared as information is available.

The board has hired education consulting firm Hazard Young Attea & Associates, or HYA, to help conduct a nationwide search and identify strong candidates. The school board will ultimately decide whom to hire as PSD’s next top leader.  


Superintendent job posting on HYA website

 

Share input during upcoming online forums  

Staff, students, families and other community members are welcome to share their thoughts about what they would like to see in the next superintendent.  

Stakeholders may weigh in through a variety of means, including an online survey and virtual forums scheduled in January.  HYA will compile input gathered from the survey, forums and invite-only focus groups and create a leadership profile report that will be presented at the public Feb. 9 board meeting. 

The board is planning to conduct phone interviews with initial candidates from mid-February to mid-March. By late March, the Board of Education  will identify preferred finalists and conduct another round of interviews. The board plans to name a sole finalist by mid-April and intends for the new superintendent to assume the role by July 1, 2021. 


Survey  

The Board of Education wants to hear what you think the district’s and schools’ strengths are, what challenges PSD currently faces, what the new leader’s priorities should be, as well as what professional and personal characteristics you would like our next superintendent to possess.  

The survey, which is available in English and Spanish, takes about 10 minutes to complete and will be available until Jan. 22. 


Forums  

Below are three virtual forums for PSD families, students and the community, PSD staff and members of our Spanish-speaking communities.  

  • PSD community (students, families, general community): 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13 
  • PSD staff: 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 
  • Spanish-speaking community: 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 
    • Please click this URL to join:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83022779614     
    • Or join by phone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): U.S.: +1 312 626 6799  or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799 
    • Webinar ID: 830 2277 9614 

 

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