Superintendent Search

  • The week of January 22, 2024, Superintendent Marci Trahan announced that she will retire at the end of the 2023-24 school year after serving 32 years in the Ross Valley School District. 

    The Ross Valley School District Board of Trustees is in the process of conducting an Executive Search for the District’s next Superintendent. Leadership Associates, an executive search firm, was selected to advise the Board in this important process.  Updates will be provided on this webpage throughout this process.  

    Superintendent Position Profile / Description

    Ross Valley School District Anticipated Timeline

    Superintendent Search Process At-A-Glance


     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. How does the search process work?
      The Board is working with Leadership Associates to conduct a rigorous, nationwide search. The Board will seek, receive, consider and review all input from the community, review all candidate applications, interview those candidates determined by the Board and select the new Superintendent. 
       
    2. When will the new Superintendent be hired?
      Please see the link above for the anticipated timeline.

    3. How and when do parents and other educational partners weigh-in?
      The Board will be soliciting input on the characteristics, experience, and skills desired in the next Superintendent via an online survey and input conference sessions.

    4. When will the District share the collected input with the public?
      All information gathered will be presented to the Board and then compiled, summarized, and incorporated into the Superintendent Position Profile / Description (linked above). 

    5. Who will make the final selection?
      By law, the Board is solely responsible for hiring the new Superintendent. The Board will seek, receive, and consider all input from the community, review all applications, interview those candidates determined by the Board, and select the new Superintendent.

    6. How can the public follow this process?
      Updates regarding the Superintendent search process will be posted here. The Board will also provide updates at its regularly scheduled board meetings and future press releases.

    7. Can we find out who is applying?
      All application materials, including the names of applicants and any other personally identifiable information, are confidential under law.