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Finalists for the superintendent position

Headshot photo of supt. finalist Chris Hurst

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We believe in big ideas

We’re seeking our next superintendent to dream big and continue the great work of our students, families, staff and community.

Selection process

  • Public involvement

  • Recruitment and applications

  • Interviews

  • Candidate selection

  • Transition from current superintendent to new superintendent

Learn about the school board

Did you know?

VPS has had only four superintendents in the last 47 years.

VPS areas of focus

Equity initiative
Community schools
Technology initiative
Strategic planning


  • December 2020: Stakeholder meetings and survey

  • Jan. 20, 2021: Application deadline

  • Jan. 21–Feb. 8: Candidate screening and vetting

  • Mid-February: Candidates selected for/participate in interviews

  • Early March: School board selects and hires new superintendent

  • July 2021: Superintendent successor assumes duties


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Frequently asked questions

Search firms often assist school boards in finding high-quality candidates for superintendent and lend their expertise in many areas, including identifying desired skills, experience and aptitudes; recruiting and screening candidates; providing opportunities for public involvement; and incorporating public feedback.

Yes, parents, students and the community had opportunities to participate in community forums and participate in surveys.

With input from the community, the school board will make the final decision.

The superintendent successor will assume their duties in July 2021. 

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