Superintendent Search

Superintendent Search

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is conducting a superintendent search, with the firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA). HYA is a network of independent education consultants across the nation. This independent network has made HYA the preeminent education consulting firm with over 30 years of executive search and education consulting experience.  Since 1987, HYA has provided support for education leaders to employ school executives, address issues related to student performance, and support aspects of school district operations.  A contract with HYA was approved at the November 9, 2021 Board of Education Meeting.

The superintendent search process will include stakeholder input opportunities, robust community engagement and outreach efforts, intensive and confidential vetting of candidates, and presentation of candidates to the SFUSD Board of Education. 

Information about the timeline, process, job posting, survey, and FAQs will be posted here.  Please check this webpage for ongoing updates and important announcements regarding the superintendent search. 

What’s Happening Now

Updated May 12, 2022

Dr. Matt Wayne has been selected as the sole finalist to serve as the new Superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District.


Time What Will Happen
January 25, 2022 The HYA consultants will present the Leadership Profile Report describing what they learned during the community engagement phase.  The Commissioners will use that information to define the Desired Characteristics that they are seeking in the next superintendent.
Late January – Late March
Recruitment Phase
HYA consultants will recruit and vet candidates who either apply independently or are recommended for the position. 
March 23, 2022 Application deadline
Late March The Commissioners will review all applications that have been submitted and will determine the candidates they wish to bring in for initial interviews.
Early April The Commissioners will meet to select the first round of candidates.
Late April
Selection Phase
The Commissioners will conduct initial interviews and narrow the field of candidates down to the semi-finalists.
Late April-Early May
Selection Phase
The Commissioners will invite the semi-finalists back for a second interview.
May The Commissioners will select their preferred candidate and conduct the final stages of their due diligence. Contract negotiations will also occur at this time.
July 1, 2022 Potential starting date for new superintendent

The Commissioners look forward to selecting an innovative, energetic, and knowledgeable leader to guide SFUSD in the coming years.

Please check this webpage for ongoing updates and important announcements regarding the superintendent search.

This page was last updated on May 12, 2022