• National Superintendent Search

  • The Pittsburgh Board of Public Education is currently seeking an educational leader to serve as superintendent for Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS), the second-largest school system in Pennsylvania. The nine-member Board serving PPS is looking for a dynamic, engaging, and transformative leader to help guide the District into the future. The goal is to have the permanent Superintendent in place by the start of the 2022-23 academic year.

    The position is available on the BWP website at www.bwpassociates.com.  Letters of interest and other required materials must by received by BWP no later than May 30, 2022. The School Board expects to finalize the search by late June 2022.

  • Search Schedule
  • Candidate Application

      Community Engagement & Input

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        Community input will play a key role in identifying the traits needed in a leader that will best serve PPS students, educators, and the community. Through conversation with stakeholders about the strengths and challenges that the District faces, a leadership profile will be created that the next Superintendent must have to lead the District. In addition to small group meetings and public forums, there will be online surveys that allow input from interested community members.




        The  Board of Education of Pittsburgh Public Schools invites you to complete a survey to assist with our current Superintendent search.  

        This survey will be open through midnight May 18, 2022. 


        The Superintendent Search Survey is CLOSED



        Community meetings are being held in five geographic areas of the City of Pittsburgh to ensure maximum participation in the process. Light refreshments will be served prior to the start of the meetings. To encourage participation, limited transportation will be offered from key locations within City neighborhoods by request. In addition, onsite childcare will be available to those requesting it by registering in advance. Though not required, participants are encouraged to wear face masks.


        Community Forum Registration is CLOSED.

        Note: Due to lack of need, there will be no childcare or transportation.

      Search Process


      The Pittsburgh Board of Public Education voted to hire BWP & Associates as the professional consulting firm responsible for conducting the search process to identify candidates to fill the post of permanent Superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS). The Illinois-based firm has conducted more than 800 successful executive searches and was selected from a pool of five companies responding to the Request for Proposals (RFP).  The Board evaluated the proposals, basing their decision on responsiveness to criteria laid out in the RFP.

      Search Timeline

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        The Board anticipates that the process of selecting the final candidate for the Superintendent role will be completed prior to the start of the 2022-2023 academic year.

      Position Description