Superintendent Search

Portola Valley School District has initiated its search for a new superintendent.  Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, a search firm that specializes in assisting boards with the identification and selection of candidates, will provide counsel in this important process.

The search consultants have completed their focus group interviews which have provided input into the the identification of characteristics and skills the district will be seeking in its new leader.

In addition to the recently held community forums, we are soliciting input on the desired characteristics and skills that you would like to see in the next superintendent, by conducting a community wide survey. This survey is designed to gather perceptions of the school district and the importance of various characteristics found in effective superintendents. As you respond, please remember that all characteristics listed are desirable, but we are interested in knowing your perceptions about which characteristics are “most important” for Portola Valley School District.

To access the survey follow the link provided here:


  1. Identify the group to which you belong and click on the below
  2. Follow the directions on the survey
  3. Respond by March 1, 2019

On behalf of the Governing Board of Trustees, thank you for taking the time to respond. The
Board members, along with the search consultants, appreciate your willingness to
participate and look forward to learning your perspective.