Duval County Superintendent Search 

undefinedDuval County is searching for a new superintendent. This process is critical to the future of Jacksonville because strong district leadership is required to ensure that Duval County’s students are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in life as well as meaningful contributors to our city.

As we engage during this time of transition for our public schools, it is important we remember that improving our public education system for all kids is a long-term effort. As a community, we can’t lose the momentum we’ve built toward progress. Over the coming weeks, we will work to ensure that the selection of our next Superintendent is transparent and follows national best practices.

Learn more about best practices in our Issue Review, Leadership in Focus: Choosing the Next Superintendent!


This Issue Review examines the last Duval superintendent search conducted in 2012 and also explores some methods employed across the U.S. that could help the Duval County School Board as they work to appoint a successor.


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October 30: Duval superintendent meetings start Monday

October 17: Duval Board hopes to hire superintendent search firm in January, new superintendent by mid-March

October 2: Duval School Board looks to future on programs, superintendent

May 17: Duval School Board chooses Patricia Willis as interim superintendent 

April 24: Guest Column - School Board must be wise in selecting new superintendent 

April 20: Talks with Detroit schools pick Nikolai Vitti on hold pending challenge 

April 19: Duval County School Board won't counter with offer to Superintendent Vitti

April 4: Detroit school members visit Duval County to check out Vitti

March 23: Here's a look at three Detroit schools superintendent finalists

March 21: Vitti offers recommendations to replace him if he bolts for Detroit