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Orange Board Hires HYA for Superintendent Search


The Orange City School District announces the hiring of Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) as its national search firm for a new permanent Superintendent of Schools. HYA was approved by the Orange Board of Education at its October 23, 2017 regular meeting. HYA will conduct a national search for the District’s next Superintendent. The new superintendent will replace interim superintendent Dr. Joffrey Jones who succeeds Dr. Edwin Holland.

A meeting will be held on November 2, 2017 to develop the timeline for the superintendent search. HYA has conducted many national superintendent searches including in Ohio where they assisted both Shaker Heights City School District and Bexley City School District.

HYA will use its four-phase Signature Search Process for the new superintendent: Engage, Recruit, Select, and Transition. The Engage phase consists of designing and planning a process of engaging the Board and stakeholders through interviews, online surveys, and focus groups. The Recruit phase consists of leveraging HYA’s extensive national network of Associates across multiple offices and incorporating advertising strategies that result in the identification and recruitment of exceptionally talented leaders. The Select phase consists of providing the Board with a slate of candidates that were interviewed by HYA Associates using the Leadership Profile established by the Board. The Transition phase consists of assisting the Board and new Superintendent to assure a successful transition.

The Orange Board of Education interviewed several search firms before deciding on HYA. Based in Illinois, the firm is part of the ECRA Group’s HYA Executive Search Division. HYA takes a research-based approach to matching the right leader with the goals and priorities of the school system and its community. Its disciplined and inclusive approach to community engagement ensures all stakeholders have the opportunity to be part of the search process.

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