The Westerville City Schools Board of Education has launched a search for our next Superintendent of Schools. To assist and guide the Board through this process, we have retained the services of Hazard, Young Attea & Associates (HYA), a consulting firm that specializes in assisting school boards in identifying and recruiting executive level educational leaders.

There will be four phases to the search process: Engagement, Recruitment, Selection, and Transition. 

Currently the district is in the Engagement Phase of the process and will be asking community stakeholders to help inform the recruitment and selection phases of the process. This will occur through interviews, online surveys and focus groups. Information from these interactions will be used to develop a leadership profile and selection criterion that match the priorities of the Westerville community while also meeting the unique needs of the staff and the students who are served by our Westerville City Schools. 

Your input will help provide valuable insight for the Board as they move forward in the selection of a new superintendent. 

There are multiple ways to participate in the Engagement process.

Complete the community stakeholder survey.  Please click the Community Stakeholder Survey button below to provide your input on the Superintendent Search. Also, we highly encourage you to share this link with friends, neighbors, and family members in the Westerville City School District community. 

Attend a focus group Zoom session:

In-person focus groups (Town Hall meetings):


Westerville City Schools (WCSD)  is located in central Ohio and enjoys a history of being recognized by the Ohio Department of Education as a high-performing district. Serving a culturally and economically diverse 52-square-mile area in northeastern Franklin and southern Delaware counties, WCSD educates approximately 14,500 students. WCSD is the 11th-largest district in Ohio and operates 15 elementary schools, four middle schools (with a fifth opening for the 2023-24 school year), three high schools, an Early Learning Center and an Academic Enrichment Center. While the City of Westerville is home to approximately 35,000 residents, the school district’s boundaries include eight political jurisdictions and about 91,000 residents.

All three district high schools have been identified by Newsweek magazine as being among the best high schools in America and earned the “What Parents Want” in education designation from SchoolMatch. The district offers Advanced Placement courses; a high school International Baccalaureate program; elementary magnet schools; service learning opportunities; Career Pathways in business logistics, engineering, and health careers; active business partnerships; and specialized programs that meet the needs of nearly 2,000 special needs students, 3,300 gifted students and 1,600 English as a Second Language students.


Engagement Phase

Engage community stakeholders and develop a Leadership Profile and Selection Criteria that matches the priorities of the community while also meeting the unique needs of district staff and the students who are served by our Westerville City Schools. This process will occur through interviews, online surveys and focus groups. 

Recruitment Phase

Identify and recruit qualified and exceptionally talented leaders who would be a good fit for the Westerville City School District.

Selection Phase

Provide the Board with a slate of candidates using the Leadership Profile, and then facilitates the Board interviews and appointment process.

Transition Phase

The Transition phase consists of assisting the Board and new Superintendent to assure a successful transition.