November 20, 2020 – In concert with our search firm partner, Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA), the Board of Trustees has finalized the Superintendent Search Profile including a document outlining desired characteristics for the optimal candidate. With the Superintendent position posted, the process has now entered the phase in which candidates will begin applying. With initial interviews tentatively scheduled for February 2021, applicants are encouraged to apply within the months of December and January. For additional information including the official posting, please visit HYA’s website at

Superintendent Search timeline

The Helena Public Schools have engaged the services and expertise of Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) as we seek the next superintendent for the Helena Public Schools. The superintendent search process is typically a multi-month effort that concludes with the hiring of our district’s next leader. HYA Associates Carolyn McKennan and Jacki Horejs will be leading this effort beginning with a mix of meetings this fall.

In particular, HYA will be reaching out to connect with HSD employees, student, parents, and our Helena community. HYA will be working to build a candidate profile that will be foundational to our efforts to search and hire the best leader for our district. Below are two specific feedback opportunities that we are asking all parents/families to consider.