ACPS Superintendent Search


On August 29, 2013, the Alexandria City School Board announced it would begin the search for a new superintendent immediately. School Board Chair Karen Graf pledged that in the coming months, the board will work tirelessly to recruit and select a leader who will continue to support our staff in the pursuit of creating a learning environment that promotes each and every child's academic progress. Dr. Morton Sherman, who served as ACPS Superintendent from 2008-2013 was granted an early release from his contract following his request for an early retirement.

Opportunities for community input throughout the process of the superintendent search including public meetings, surveys, collaborations with PTAs and other avenues for community engagement will be posted on the Superintendent Search page on the ACPS website regularly. Please follow the progress of the search on the Superintendent Search page.

Timeline for Superintendent Search

03/07/2014 A Message from Dr. Alvin Crawley
03/06/2014 School Board Approves Superintendent's Contract
02/28/2014 Alexandria City School Board Selects Dr. Alvin Crawley as Superintendent
02/11/2014 Special called closed meeting for BWP consultants to review the recommended candidate slate with the School Board
02/01/2014 Prospective superintendent applications due to BWP consultants
01/09/2014 Final draft of the Leadership Profile created by the Alexandria City community released
12/19/2013 BWP presents the draft of the Leadership Profile created by the community
12/05/2013 Forum for PTA Council at T.C. Williams Minnie Howard Library, 6:30 p.m.
12/05/2013 Staff Forum at Jefferson-Houston Library, 5 p.m.
12/04/2013 Forum for Budget Advisory Committee, School Board Conference Room, 7:30 p.m.
12/04/2013 Forum for Student Achievement Advisory Committee, School Board Meeting Room, 7 p.m.
12/04/2013 Community Forum at T.C. Williams High School, 7 p.m. in the Rotunda
12/04/2013 Forum for Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee at T.C. Williams High School Principal's Conference Room, 6 p.m.
12/04/2013 Staff Forum at T.C. Williams Minnie Howard Campus Auditorium, 4 p.m.
12/03/2013 Community Forums at George Washington Middle School and Central Office, 7 p.m.
12/03/2013 Forum for Special Education, Talented and Gifted, and School Health Advisory Committees at George Washington Middle School ALL, 6 p.m.
12/03/2013 Staff Forum at George Washington Middle School Auditorium, 4 p.m.
12/03/2013 Principal's Forum at George Washington Middle School ALL, 9 a.m.
11/15/2013 School Board Selects BWP & Associates as Superintendent Search Firm
10/24/2013 Selected search firm BWP & Associates LTD
10/08/2013 Search Firm Proposals Due by 5 p.m.
10/08/2013 Interim Superintendent Announced
09/27/2013 Returned Responses to Vendor Questions
09/25/2013 Vendor Questions Received
09/24/2013 &
Conduct Interim Superintendent Candidate Interviews
09/23/2013 Interim Superintendent Applications Due
09/19/2013 Search Firm RFQ Approved

The Alexandria City School Board is soliciting a response to the approved RFQ from four firms/organizations. An Informal Solicitation for Proposals (ISP) has been sent to the following firms/organizations:

Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates
McPherson & Jacobson, LLC
BWP & Associates LTD
Virginia School Boards Association
09/12/2013 Alexandria City Public Schools Seeks Interim Superintendent
08/29/2013 School Board Releases Superintendent from Contract - Action Follows Dr. Sherman's Request for Early Retirement

School Board Meetings Related to Superintendent Search

09/19/2013 Special Called School Board Meeting