The Idaho School Boards Association (ISBA) is a non-profit, service organization providing policy services, legislative advocacy, leadership support and quality, cost-efficient board training to association members.

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Superintendent Searches


In successful districts, the board and superintendent work as a team. There is a common goal to improve student achievement, with both sides working to keep the relationship positive and effective. When boards are seeking a superintendent who will fit their school district and whose professional skills are outstanding, it is prudent to secure outside assistance.

The Idaho School Boards Association (ISBA) is the place to turn for help when selecting a new superintendent. ISBA has skilled, experienced, and helpful staff dedicated to the principle of serving local boards.
We are in a position to make recommendations as to the professional work, skill level, and instructional leadership experience of those interested in applying for a superintendent position. Because every state has a school board association, and we belong to the National Association of Superintendent Searchers, we also have the capacity to conduct a full national search.

When a school district decides to use ISBA to lead the search process, it not only gets the skill and experience of the search team, it can also draw upon our other in-house resources such as legal advice, and research data related to the search.

For more information on the services offered, see our Brochure.

If you’d like further details on prices and how ISBA can help your district or charter school, please contact Misty Swanson.

* Current Superintendent Searches conducted by ISBA


Position:  Superintendent – The position is part-time with the possibility of full-time for the right candidate.
District:  Garden Valley School District
To Apply:  To apply, submit the following via US mail or e-mail to Lydia Callaway at: [email protected]
*   Letter of introduction stating personal qualifications, experiences, and reasons for interest in the position;
*   Completed Certified Application available at; and
*   Three current letters of recommendation.
Closing Date:  June 12, 2018
Start Date:  July 1, 2018
Further Details:  For further details on this position, please see the job announcement HERE  
Contact:  Please direct questions and inquires to Lydia Callaway at:  [email protected] or (208) 462-3756.

About the Position & District:  The Superintendent will serve as chief executive officer of the District and provide leadership in the development, operation, supervision and evaluation of all educational programs. The Superintendent is responsible for leading the school’s successful faculty through all phases of progressive development at each instructional level. He/she must be of good character and possess unquestionable morals and integrity. The Superintendent shall have experience in working effectively with the Board, District employees, students, and the community while maintaining an atmosphere of respect, commitment to excellence, and enthusiasm within the school district.  Garden Valley is a small rural school district in Idaho located in a scenic valley about an hour from downtown Boise. Garden Valley School enjoys a newer constructed building serving roughly 250 PK-12 students for a 4 day (plus) schedule. The District bounds also include a historic one-room mixed grade school house located in Lowman serving students K-6. Garden Valley is a top 10 school in Idaho and is rated one of the Best Schools in the United States according to US News and World Report Magazine.

* Additional Superintendent Searches that ISBA is not conducting: