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Superintendent Search | Academy District 20

Superintendent Search Updates

April 18, 2019

The Academy District 20 (ASD20) Board of Education fully expects to identify the district's next superintendent prior to Dr. Mark Hatchell's departure on June 30, 2019. The BOE is currently revisiting and reviewing the strong pool of qualified candidates identified during the initial search process

April 15, 2019

The ASD20 BOE announced candidate Dr. Kimberly Hough respectfully withdrew as the finalist for the district's next superintendent.


April 4, 2019

The ASD20 BOE recommended candidate Dr. Kimberly Hough as its finalist for the position of superintendent.


March 11 – 13, 2019

Semi-finalist interviews with ASD20 BOE.


March 5 – 7, 2019

Candidate interviews with BOE: March 5 – 7, 2019.


Feb. 7, 2019

HYA presents Leadership Profile to ASD20 BOE.


Jan. 28 – 31, 2019

Staff and community member focus groups facilitated by HYA.


Jan. 10 – 31, 2019

Community-wide survey to develop a Superintendent Leadership Profile.


Superintendent Search Background

Superintendent Dr. Mark Hatchell announced his retirement in October 2018 and the ASD20 BOE is currently conducting a search for the district's ninth superintendent. 


The BOE started planning the superintendent search during the late fall of 2018 and contracted the services of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA), a search firm specializing in assisting boards with the identification and selection of candidates. 


Staff and Community Input

To create a comprehensive Superintendent Leadership Profile that identifies the qualities and characteristics desired for the district's next superintendent, HYA held numerous interviews, focus groups and forums for district staff, families and community members. 


Staff and Community Input Findings

  • Leadership Profile Report (PDFPowerPoint)
  • Desired Superintendent Characteristics (PDF)
  • Online Survey Results (PDF)

Fees associated with an executive search of this magnitude will cost approximately $45,000, not including direct expenses.

Contact Information

Phone: 847-724-8465
Email: hya@hyasearch.com