Superintendent Search

New Hope-Solebury School District Superintendent Search Announcement

 Superintendent Search Update

September 5, 2018

The New Hope-Solebury Board of School Directors is pleased to announce that it is moving into the next phase of the superintendent search process.   

The Board began the search for a new superintendent in early May, shortly after Dr. Steven Yanni announced his resignation, which was effective June 30, 2018.  Dr. Yanni resigned to accept the Superintendent’s position in the Upper Dublin School District in Montgomery County, PA.   The Board chose the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, an educational service agency in Doylestown, PA, to serve as its consultant to help facilitate interviews and guide the search process.  

Starting on June 15, 2018, the Board collected input from staff and community members through a formal survey posted online from June 15th through June 24, 2018.  The purpose of the survey was to gather feedback from district stakeholders to help the Board better understand what the school community was looking for in the next superintendent.  The Board received over 200 responses to the survey.  Using this community feedback, the Board then established a comprehensive job posting and developed interview questions specific to the New Hope-Solebury school community.  

Thirty-four candidates applied to the posting which closed on July 20, 2018.   The Board reviewed each application in detail and selected thirteen candidates to interview in early August.   From these initial thirteen candidates, the Board selected seven to move forward for more in-depth second round interviews.  The Board then narrowed the field further and three candidates moved forward to a more extensive and comprehensive third round interview with the entire board.  Following these third round interviews, it is expected that a single finalist candidate will be selected to move forward as part of the culminating search activities. 

The confidentiality of all candidates will be maintained through the final phases of the search process.  Once a finalist has been selected, the Board will announce plans to introduce the candidate to the New Hope-Solebury School District community.