Loudoun County School Board Selects GR Recruiting to Conduct Nationwide Search for Superintendent

The Loudoun County School Board (LCSB) has selected the firm of GR Recruiting of Fountain Hills, Arizona to lead the national search for the next superintendent of Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). The Board and GR Recruiting will immediately begin the work of recruiting and selecting the next superintendent for LCPS. The search process includes planning, outreach to stakeholders, gathering community feedback, recruitment, and interviews.

The LCSB will seek feedback from staff, parents, students, elected officials, and business and community leaders to help identify leadership qualities constituents feel would best serve students and which they feel are essential to leading a division of this size. Online feedback will also be encouraged.

GR Recruiting will also develop a survey to be shared with the parents and guardians in the coming weeks so they may offer feedback on desired qualities for the future superintendent. This initial survey will help inform important leadership themes in the job listing and recruitment process. Updates on the search and feedback process will be shared at www.lcps.org/search2023.

“Hiring a new leader to execute a vision of excellence for all students is a critical responsibility of the School Board,” stated Board Chair Ian Serotkin. “The Board understands that recruiting and retaining an experienced, long-term leader is essential to student success and we are committed to gathering input and insights from our community throughout the process. We are confident that GR Recruiting has the experience and track record of success to help us identify the division’s next superintendent.”

The search process is expected to take place throughout the winter and spring, and the Board plans to have a new superintendent in place prior to the start of the 2023-2024 school year.

About GR Recruiting
GR Recruiting is a diverse national executive search firm with a wealth of experience; having conducted searches in Virginia and large districts throughout the country.  The firm’s strength is engagement with stakeholders and recruiting outstanding candidates that match the Superintendent’s profile.

About LCPS
Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), Virginia’s third-largest school division, is a welcoming, safe, affirming, and academically rigorous public school division serving more than 82,000 students across almost a hundred schools. Over 13,000 LCPS employees engage in a student-centered approach that produces graduation rates of nearly 100%. The division’s workplace excellence is recognized by Forbes’ list of America’s Best-in-State Employers.

Published February 13, 2023