Superintendent Search



El Rancho Unified School District Pico Rivera, CA | 


The El Rancho Unified School District (ERUSD), 8,135 ADA, is seeking a dynamic, innovative, highly qualified superintendent with a clear vision of student success and a track record of strong instructional leadership.  The ERUSD is a suburban school district in Los Angeles County with urban characteristics and a small town appeal. The District operates eight elementary schools with preschool programs, three middle schools, one comprehensive high school, a high school prep academy, and a continuation school.  Awards in recent years include Gold Ribbon School, National Blue Ribbon School, and Silver in US News and World Report for the high school, Model Continuation School status, and State Department of Education recognition.  The Board of Education takes pride in its transformational and progressive stance.  All schools have academy themes and relatively new innovation labs.  A dual language program has been instituted and is well-received by the community. Additionally, two of the schools have been awarded the prestigious honor of International Baccalaureate World school status (2018). 


The following top characteristics have been identified as important to the Board.

      • Focused on students - the whole child
      • Exhibits instructional leadership - closing achievement gap; pedagogy; valuing culture
      • Has fiscal expertise in management and operations, e.g. contractors, deficit spending
      • Is an effective communicator, particularly with parents and students
      • Is accountable and transparent
      • Possesses a student-centered vision
      • Builds a safe culture for all
      • Bilingual in English/Spanish
      • Experience with bonds


Compensation will be competitive and negotiable dependent upon experience. Applications are due by 5 pm on July 15, 2019 and screenings will take place in mid July.  Interviews for successful semi-finalists and finalists will occur between July 26 and August 1.


Consultant:      Carmella Franco         562-244-3881


The Governing Board of the El Rancho Unified School District has selected Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) Executive Search Services as its consultant to assist the Board in its search for a new superintendent.





June 24, 2019                          Application window open


July 15, 2019                          Closing date for applications


July 15-22, 2019                     Reference checks of candidates


July 26-August 1, 2019           Dates for potential interviews


July 29, 2019                          On-site visit by Board Members to the finalist’s school district.






El Rancho Unified School District is interested in your input as we seek to hire a new Superintendent. This survey is designed to gather your perceptions of the school district and the importance of various characteristics found in effective superintendents. The information will be used to determine the desired characteristics of the next Superintendent. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. The survey is conducted by Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates, which ensures that your individual responses are kept anonymous and confidential.


The survey is now closed.