Chief Executive Officer/Superintendent Chicago Public Schools

Chicago, Illinois
May 15, 2021

Chief Executive Officer / Superintendent 
Chicago Public Schools
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is seeking a chief executive officer and superintendent for the nation’s third largest school system, and a district on the rise. CPS’ equity-based vision is to provide a high-quality public education for every child, in every neighborhood, that prepares each for success in college, career and civic life. The seven-member Board of Education and Mayor of the City of Chicago are looking for a dynamic, engaging, and transformative leader to help make the district’s vision a reality for students and families across Chicago. 

CPS serves 341,000 students across 638 district-run, charter, contract and options schools. CPS is also one of Illinois' largest employers, with nearly 40,000 full-time and 8,000 part-time employees. Detailed information about CPS’ demographics, academic performance, and financial data, as well as student and staff surveys, is available at

A successful candidate will be offered a multi-year contract with nationally competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience, with start date subject to negotiation. 

CPS has partnered with BWP & Associates to recruit and select a new CEO/Superintendent. Interested candidates should apply at Complete applications must be submitted no later than June 25, 2021. 

For additional information, please contact BWP search consultants:

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