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Superintendent, Ann Arbor Public Schools

Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Salary range expected: $240,000 to $305,000 (based on experience); other benefits to be negotiated

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Ann Arbor, MI  

The Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) is seeking a superintendent beginning on July 1, 2024, with a base salary range expected to be $240,000 to $305,000 (based on experience); other benefits to be negotiated. 

The AAPS Community values a quality education for every child. AAPS students perform at academically high levels, are taught by high-performing teachers, enjoy quality programs, and are supported by engaged parents and community. As stewards of 35 buildings, AAPS houses more than 17,000 children and 2,400 staff and is responsible to provide, restore and prepare schools for its future generations. AAPS’ annual operating budget is $312,000,000.

The city of Ann Arbor has a population of approximately 125,000 and is the seat of government of Washtenaw County. Ann Arbor is the principal city of the Ann Arbor Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Washtenaw County. Ann Arbor is also included in the Greater Detroit Combined Statistical Area and the Great Lakes megalopolis, the most populated and largest megalopolis in North America.

Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan. The university significantly shapes Ann Arbor's economy as it employs about 30,000 workers, including about 12,000 in its medical center. The city's economy is also centered on high technology, with several companies drawn to the area by the university's research and development infrastructure.

As an international city, Ann Arbor serves students from all backgrounds, with families speaking over 95 languages. AAPS is proud to serve families from around the world with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds; all of these students and families enrich our community. In AAPS, we believe our diversity is our strength; we know we are a stronger community as we honor, embrace, and celebrate our diversity, continually create a culture of belonging for all, and value the connections that unite us as an inclusive Ann Arbor community.

In AAPS, we provide access, opportunity, and excellence in educational experiences, continuing work to remove barriers to learning and high achievement for those most vulnerable in our school community. Academic excellence is maintained while eliminating the predictability of lower achievement.  The AAPS team continues to set high expectations for student achievement and to prepare students for success upon graduation.

AAPS prides itself in diverse program opportunities for students including A2STEAM at Northside K-8 School; the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum offered preschool through 12th grades at Mitchell Elementary, Scarlett Middle and Huron High Schools and soon-to-come Bryant-Pattengill Elementary Schools; and world-class visual and performing arts featured across all levels and campuses; an infusion of World Language, including Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, German, French, Latin and American Sign Language.  AAPS is a nationally recognized Project Lead the Way Distinguished District with implementation K-12 across all schools, making it the only district in the State of Michigan to receive this honor.  

It is an exciting time in AAPS following the passage of a $1 billion Capital Bond in November 2019, the largest Michigan school bond passed in 25 years, which will enable the progress of a generational renewal of infrastructure across its schools/locations.

Visit the AAPS Website for more information: Ann Arbor Public Schools Website

  • Advanced degree plus administrative certification (eligibility) required
  • Central Office and/or building administrative experience preferred
  • Previous superintendent experience preferred
  • K-12 classroom teaching experience preferred



  1. Cover letter (stating interest and unique qualifications for the position) - be sure to save the name of the district in the document title
  2. Full resume/vitae
  3. Three current letters of recommendation
  4. Copy of Superintendent license (regardless of state) or evidence of eligibility for Superintendent license
  5. Contact information of three additional references different than the reference letters


Search Timeline - All Application Materials Due By: February 26, 2024

  • Early February            HYA to present the Leadership Profile Report to the Board 
  • March 6            HYA to present the slate of candidates to the Board 
  • March 16            Board first-round interviews
  • Week of March 18        Finalists Day in the District and formal interviews with teachers/staff, parents/community members
  • March 18 to April 26        Board to conduct site visits
  • April 3                Board conducts final interviews
  • Late April            Superintendent’s hiring approved/announced
  • July 1, 2024            Superintendent contract formally begins


For questions regarding the Ann Arbor Public Schools Superintendent search contact:

Mike Richie, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates                     Email: 

Sarena Shivers, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates                Email: 

Scott Winch, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates                    Email:


Link to the Ann Arbor Public Schools posting on the HYA Website:



Established in 1987, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) is one of the oldest and largest search firms having assisted more than 1,600 school boards select exceptionally talented leadership in school systems across the nation, large and small, urban and rural. HYA’s reputation and experience make it one of the preeminent school district search firms in the nation and a standard which others often emulate. HYA Associates are located across the country to conveniently serve clients and are thus uniquely qualified to bring local – as well as national – perspectives, knowledge, experience, and connections to each search.

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