Carmel Unified School District

Superintendent Search

A message from Board President Karl Pallastrini

On October 27, 2014, the Board interviewed three executive search firms to assist us with the search for a new Superintendent:

1. HYA Executive Search (Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates)
2. The Cosca Group
3. Leadership Associates

Based on the review of proposals submitted by the firms, reference checks, and the interviews, the Board has chosen Leadership Associates.

On October 28th at 9:30 am, the Board will be meeting with Leadership Associates to have its initial planning session on the search process.  The agenda for the meeting has been posted on the District’s website at:

At that meeting, the method and timing for gathering community and staff input will be determined along with a search process timeline.  In the coming weeks, specific details on how to provide individual feedback, community forums, etc. will be provided to the public.

We encourage people to stay involved as we move forward with the superintendent search process.