Superintendent Search Program

Each year a number of school boards throughout Missouri are faced with the responsibility of selecting a superintendent for their school district. MSBA’s Superintendent Search Program is designed to help guide the board through a comprehensive assessment and selection process.


Superintendent Search
Phone: 573-445-9920, ext. 308

Some of the benefits the process provides are:

  • Consultants with expertise in the search process and experience as superintendent.
  • Structure that ensures the local board remains in control of the search.
  • Conduct successful searches regardless of district size ranging from fewer than 300 to over 20,000 students.
  • In the past 5 years, 70% of superintendent placements are still serving in their selected positions.
  • Conduct teambuilding activities for the new leadership team.
  • Following placement of the superintendent – the School Board may consider a free MSBA workshop “Effective Practices for Positive Board and Superintendent Relations.
  • Since its inception in 1984, MSBA has assisted hundreds of local boards in employing leaders who meet district-specific needs and who positively impact the education of all students.

Current MSBA Searches


MSBA Search (complete online application in advance)

Additional Information:


Submit an Application

Other Searches

Location: Swedeborg R-III School District
Additional Information: 17507 HWY T Richland MO 65556


Application Deadline: Until Filled

Contact Person: Doug Jacobson

Phone: (573)855-2739


Online Application @

Location: Poplar Bluff R-I School District
Additional Information: Assistant Principal – High School

Application Deadline: 5/20/23

Position Information

Location: Boonville R-I School District
Additional Information: Principal – High School

Application Deadline: Open until position filled

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An Overview of the MSBA Search Program

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