Superintendent Search
Posted on 03/05/2020
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SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH UPDATE 2/18/20:  The Roanoke City School Board has released the timeline for the Superintendent Search.

March 19- Closing date for application

Week of April 20- Consultants provide summary profiles and video interviews of qualified candidates.

Week of April 27- School Board interviews semi-finalists

Week of May 4- School Board interviews final candidates

Week of May 25- Announcement of new superintendent

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH UPDATE 2/14/20:  Thank you to everyone who participated in a stakeholder meeting or provided feedback through an online survey.  The School Board appreciates your input. 

Here is a link to the brochure for prospective candidates:  Roanoke, VA - 8x11 Brochure

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH UPDATE 2/7/20:  If you are unable to attend the Stakeholder meetings, you are encouraged to provide feedback through a survey. 

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH UPDATE 1/31/20:  More information about the position and an application to apply can be found here


McPherson & Jacobson, the firm hired to conduct the superintendent search, will hold a series of stakeholder meetings to gather input to determine the qualities of the next Superintendent for Roanoke City Schools.  These meetings will include students, staff, parents/guardians, and members of our community.  Here is the schedule:

Monday, February 10- Consultants will meet with Professional Staff (teachers, library/media specialists, school counselors and counseling coordinators, social workers, instructional and student support specialists, speech pathologists, mentors/coaches, instructional coordinators, behavior specialists, athletic directors and trainers) at 4 p.m. in the Patrick Henry High School cafeteria

Monday, February 10- Consultants will gather input from Administrators (principals, assistant principals, executive staff, department directors, accountants) at 5:30 p.m. in the Patrick Henry High School cafeteria

Tuesday, February 11- Consultants will meet with Classified Staff at 5:30 p.m. in the William Fleming High School Auditorium

Tuesday, February 11- Consultants will gather input from Parents/Guardians, and PTA members.  The meeting is open to anyone who wants to provide feedback.  This meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the William Fleming High School Auditorium

Additionally, an online survey will be available from February 7 through February 13.  Access to the online survey, which will be in English and Spanish, will be available beginning February 7.

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH UPDATE 1/15/20:  The Roanoke City School Board has hired McPherson & Jacobson to conduct a nationwide search to find the next superintendent for Roanoke City Public Schools.  Tuesday, January 14, 2020, the Board met with the consultants to set expectations, time lines, and establish the criteria for the new superintendent. 

The School Board is committed to transparency and public input.  In February, the consultants will conduct stakeholder meetings.  There will also be an online survey for students, parents/guardians, employees, and community members.  Once finalized, we will share the survey on our website ( as well as our social media channels.

The School Board expects to hire the new superintendent by June. 

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