Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Board of Education are looking for a leader who shares our commitment to equity, transparency, and integrity, and potential candidates should also be ready to listen to and partner with families and community partners across the city.
To help lead this inclusive and transparent selection process, the Board has hired BWP & Associates, an Illinois-based executive search firm with experience conducting national superintendent searches. More information about the timeline and process for engaging stakeholders and ultimately selecting our next leader can be found below.
Mid-May to Early June
BWP & Associates conducted interviews, focus groups, and public surveys to ensure various stakeholder groups have a voice in the selection process.
Application Window Opens
Mid-May to Mid-June
The job description was posted and candidates were able to apply for the position through June 18.
Early to Late June
Prospective candidates were screened on a rolling basis and initial interviews were conducted.
A selection committee composed of Board members, CPS and City leaders, as well as a teacher, principal, and two parents will interview semifinalists.
Mayor Lightfoot and Board President del Valle will conduct final interviews and identify a recommendation for the district’s next CEO.
Next CEO Selected
After an offer has been accepted, the district will announce its next CEO to the public.